Ambassador: Trade between Azerbaijan and China more than doubles

Ambassador: Trade between Azerbaijan and China more than doubles

Politics
23 September 2019, 16:37 55
The bilateral trade volume reached $1.5 billion increasing by 104 percent in January-August 2019 compared to the same period of 2018, Chinese Ambassador to Azerbaijan Guo Min said in an interview with Xinhua news agency, Trend reports on Sept. 23.
"The cooperation in the fields of trade, energy, transport, humanitarian and other fields has brought results,” she said, adding that the two countries have been constantly promoting cooperation in a number of spheres, including education, culture, healthcare, sports and tourism.
Guo Min said that China and Azerbaijan have promising prospects in the joint implementation of the One Belt, One Road initiative and stressed the support and participation of Azerbaijan in the implementation of the project amid the steady and sustainable development of bilateral relations.
"Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev participated in the second forum of international cooperation 'One Belt, One Road' which was held in Beijing in April," Guo said, adding that the leaders of the two countries reached the important agreement regarding the further development of bilateral relations and practical cooperation in various spheres.
In her words, Azerbaijan sees the development of relations with China as a priority.
"China and Azerbaijan have often exchanged high-level visits since the beginning of this year and mutual political trust has further strengthened," she said.
"Prominent figures of art and culture of the two countries exchanged visits, and several film festivals, art exhibitions and other events aimed at active promotion of mutual understanding and friendship between the people were held," she said.