Batumi hosts Georgia-Turkey-Azerbaijan business forum

Batumi, March 9, AZERTAC

Azerbaijan Export and Investment Promotion Foundation (AZPROMO), Foreign Economic Relations Board of Turkey and Georgian National Investments Agency “Invest in Georgia” have co-organized a Georgia-Turkey-Azerbaijan business forum in Batumi, Georgia.

The organization of the Georgia-Turkey-Azerbaijan business forum is an initiative of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev.

The forum brought together more than 350 representatives from 3 countries. Azerbaijan`s 100-man delegation included officials and businessmen.

Addressing the forum, Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Garibashvili stressed the importance of mutual relations and close cooperation between the three countries.

“Our countries are serious partners, and the implementation of huge regional infrastructure projects are vivid evidence of this,” he noted.

The Prime Minister said Georgia was open for foreign investors, and hailed the Azerbaijani and Turkish businessmen`s activity in the country. He expressed confidence the business forum would contribute to development of mutual relations.

Speaking to the event, Azerbaijan`s Minister of Economy and Industry Shahin Mustafayev stressed the forum was a result of friendship and productive cooperation between Azerbaijan, Turkey and Georgia.

He described the political will of the heads of states, historic fraternal ties between the nations, sustainable economic development, macroeconomic stability, favorable business and investment condition in the countries, as well as strategic projects, including Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan, Southern gas corridor, Baku-Tbilisi-Kars and Azerbaijan-Georgia-Turkey Power Bridge as “successive regional cooperation between Azerbaijan, Turkey and Georgia.”

Turkish Minister for Economic Affairs Nihat Zeybekci expressed confidence for further development of relations between the three countries, and stressed the importance of expanding cooperation between the businessmen. Mr. Zeybekci underlined an implementation of the large-scale regional projects increased the economic power of the three countries.

“But, the further expansion of regional cooperation could be possible only after the just solution of the Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and liberation of occupied territories of Azerbaijan,” he stressed.

Xatayi Azizov

Special correspondent


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