Baku, February 3, AZERTAC
A forum of finance ministers of Asia and the Pacific will be held in Baku in March. The announcement was made as Azerbaijan’s Finance Minister Samir Sharifov met with UN Deputy Secretary General and Executive Secretary of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific Shamshad Akhtar. They focused on the activities of Azerbaijan in UN bodies, and the country`s role in strengthening peace and security in the region.
They emphasized favorable geographical position of Azerbaijan, transit opportunities of the country, participation of Azerbaijan in significant energy and regional transport and infrastructure projects. The meeting also highlighted the importance of Baku-Tbilisi-Kars, North-South and the Baku International Sea Trade Port projects.