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Baku to bring together Ambassadors of Switzerland

Baku will host a meeting of ambassadors of Switzerland in Azerbaijan, Russia, Turkey, Ukraine, Georgia, Kazakhstan and Armenia on March 5-7. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Switzerland to Azerbaijan Philipp Stalder has said at the press conference today, dedicated to the 2019 plans.

The Swiss diplomats intend to conduct consultations and discuss issues concerning the regional policy. Besides, it is a perfect opportunity to demonstrate Azerbaijan’s tourist potential to diplomats, Stalder said. He said that Deputy State Secretary of Switzerland would visit Baku during that period and hold a number of meetings with the Azerbaijani side.

Philipp Stalder said that a high level technical cooperation between Azerbaijan and Switzerland is accomplishing 20 years this year. The diplomat also expressed satisfaction with close relationship between the two countries within the framework of international financial institutions. Meanwhile, he noted the decline of turnover between the two countries. In 2018, it totaled $91million while in 2017 it made $200million.

The employee of the department for international affairs of the Swiss embassy in Azerbaijan Simone Haeberli   spoke about her country’s interest in expansion of the long-term cooperation with Azerbaijan. Thus, considering the economic development of Azerbaijan and stabilization of the situation in the region, Switzerland intends to substitute the policy of rendering assistance to the country with the development of long-term cooperation. “We intend to focus more in economic support, especially in the field of macroeconomics and private sector development”, Simone Haeberli   said.

Simone Haeberli informed about the women resource center which would be opened in Baku soon. It is a center where women will be assisted in getting information about opportunities of doing business”, she said.

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