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Thursday, 26 April 2018 17:15

There are good prospects to increase trade turnover - Ambassador of the Netherlands Featured

There are good prospects to increase trade turnover - Ambassador of the Netherlands

“The Netherlands is the second food-exporting nation and has the most developed agricultural sector in the world, which goes hand in hand with the fact that for Azerbaijan agriculture is a priority in the diversification of its economy”, Ambassador of the Netherlands to Azerbaijan Onno Kervers stated at the press conference held on the occasion of the Day of the King.  According to him, during the past couple of years, economic ties have focused on agriculture. He noted that after successful participation by the Netherlands as Azerbaijan’s Partner Country at Caspian Agro last year, many Dutch Agri-business companies would again be part of the orange Dutch pavilion at this important fair the coming month of May. “The Azerbaijan – The Netherlands business hub is very active and useful in promoting trade between the two countries and on a regular basis organizes trade missions to Baku and beyond, and this will again be the case in May 2018”, Ambassador said.

Speaking about MOBILAZE (Support to the Implementation of the Mobility Partnership with Azerbaijan), the Ambassador noted that this program is among the important projects in Azerbaijan with Dutch participation. He highlighted that they work on decreasing the risks of illegal migration, as well as the risks for individuals visiting the EU states with economical goals, and the risks for security of our countries in general. “Azerbaijan and Europe want to develop close relations and also we want to discuss how we have more people to people contacts, how people can study more easily and this is the mobility parts”, Ambassador Onno Kervers said.

He also emphasized that despite that the trade turnover suffered also because of the economy crisis and low oil prices in Azerbaijan and still we are one of the most important investors in Azerbaijan. “I think there are good prospects to increase trade turnover, because the last year the contract of the new century was concluded, this gives a lot of opportunity. I know, that Dutch companies. I am sure that we will increase again the trade turnover”,  the Ambassador of the Netherlands to Azerbaijan concluded.

 

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