ECONOMY


Ambassador Juris Maklakovs: Latvian citizens are keen to taste Azerbaijani products

Baku, July 24, Anar Rzayev, AZERTAC

Azerbaijani Trade House opened in Latvia. About 120 tonnes Azerbaijani agricultural products were sent already to Latvia. Latvian citizens are keen to taste Azerbaijani products, said Ambassador Juris Maklakovs in an interview with AZERTAC.

"Demand for Azerbaijani products further increases as the Latvian people see the high quality of these goods. The Azerbaijani Trade House is the country`s first opening to Europe. These products will also be distributed to other countries of Baltic region. This is Azerbaijan`s first Trade House in the European Union. There are already Latvian products in Azerbaijan however we would like to present more of them. It will create wider choosing opportunities for everyone. Our countries enjoy high-level political and economic relations. These ties steadily developed over the last years," he added.

On impact of opening the Trade House to the increasing the trade turnovers between the two countries, the Ambassador also noted the Tourism Agency will operate as part of the House. "This will increase the number of tourists visiting to both countries."

On Azerbaijan-Latvia relations, Mr. Maklakovs said this relationship is based on the existing partnership and cooperation agreement. He hailed the relationship as good, adding that "we work to make the positive momentum even more sustainable". "Head of municipalities of Latvia will pay a visit to Azerbaijan. We will seek the way how to further develop the bonds. Exchange of students is also on the agenda."

Speaking of achievements, the diplomat mentioned both countries have an intensive ongoing dialogue in many areas based on the partnership and cooperation.

"Co-chair of Nizami Ganjavi International Center, former President of Latvia, Vaira Vike-Freiberga frequently visits Azerbaijan. She helps to increase the visibility of your country during the annual conferences," he added.

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