Minister Pekcan: Our Goal is to Sign a Free Trade Agreement with Azerbaijan

Minister Pekcan: Our goal is to sign a Free Trade Agreement with Azerbaijan
Minister Pekcan: Our goal is to sign a Free Trade Agreement with Azerbaijan

Trade Minister Ruhsar Azerbaijan National Assembly Speaker Pekcan from Turkey to hold several talks met with the owner of Gafarova.

Speaking at the Ministry of Commerce Ministers held in Pekcan interview, noting that Turkey and Azerbaijan friendly and brotherly countries, said expressed satisfaction with the visit.

Pekcan stated that the bilateral trade volume between the two countries was 2019 billion dollars in 4,4 and this figure is far from reflecting the real potential of the two countries, adding that their aim is to increase the trade volume between the two countries.

between Azerbaijan and Turkey on February 25, 2020 that the High-Level Strategic Cooperation Council Meeting is held and the meeting on the occasion of bilateral trade, which is a very important step in terms of increasing the volume reminiscent of the Preferential Trade Agreement signed Pekcan, "We are happy to see that it is completed in Azerbaijan of the internal ratification process of the Treaty . Hopefully, we will complete the internal approval process as soon as our Assembly opens. Our goal is to sign a Free Trade Agreement with Azerbaijan ”.

Pekcan, especially due to the Covidien-19, that Turkey's Central Asia to export interrupted the shipments through Iran, stating that in this context become more important to the Georgia-Azerbaijan, Caspian route of this line and in particular the use of much more actively trade the railroad He emphasized what they desire. Pekcan stated that consultations with Azeri authorities are continuing to reduce the tolls for this purpose.

Studies on women entrepreneurship

Referring to the work done by Azerbaijan Parliament Speaker Gafarova in the field of women entrepreneurship, Pekcan said that they established a special unit called “Women and Young Entrepreneurs Export Department” as the Ministry of Commerce and implemented many important programs such as the Women and Young Entrepreneur Exporters Training Academy (Export Academy). told.

Pekcan pointed out that the Export Academy project was considered excellent by the "SheTrades Outlook" platform of the International Trade Center, created by the UN and WTO, and was included among good practice examples, and stated that they can share their experiences with Azerbaijan.

Stating that they have started a new grant support program to strengthen women's co-operatives and continue to make projects for women to be more involved in business life, Pekcan said, "If women get stronger, the family will get stronger and the economy will get stronger."

Explaining that they attach great importance to the development of commercial facilities of Nakhchivan and that they carry out special activities in this context, Pekcan said, “We are pleased with our cooperation with Azerbaijan. We believe that, together with Azerbaijani Economy Minister Mikail Cabbarov, we will achieve much better work and a much larger trade volume. said.

Gafarova, President of the Azerbaijan National Assembly

The President of the Azerbaijan National Assembly, Sahibe Gafarova, stated that there is a potential higher than the current trade volume between the two countries and that they will try to increase the existing trade volume with mutual cooperation and joint effort.

Gafarova, both in Turkey and stated that Azerbaijan should be important to support women towards the development of women entrepreneurship and Turkey said they could collaborate.

Referring to the transportation and energy projects, Gafarova said, “We are one nation, two states. Our relationships are based on common language, religion and history. We are building our future together. Turkey-Azerbaijan achieves great things. Some of them are Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan, Baku-Tbilisi-Erzurum, Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway projects. The Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway project is a railway that will connect the entire Turkish world. This project was implemented with the joint efforts of the two brotherly countries, Azerbaijan and Turkey is an important part of the strategic goal to become a transport hub between Asia and Europe. I am sure that we will achieve this strategic goal as soon as possible. " He spoke in the form.

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