Asia: Caspian states mull shipping safety agreement

Representatives of Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Russia and Turkmenistan met in Ashgabat to discuss a draft protocol on cooperation in safety of shipping in the Caspian Sea. The agreement creates a legal basis for cooperation between the parties in the fight against terrorism, organized crime, arms and drugs trafficking, smuggling, human trafficking, illegal immigration, as well…

Azerbaijan to supply wine to China

Azerbaijan will supply 500,000 bottles of wine to China, the Economy Ministry said. The ministry said that the agreement on the supply was reached during the visit of an export mission of Azerbaijani entrepreneurs to Hong Kong and Guangzhou on November 9-15. During the visit, the Azerbaijani entrepreneurs took part in two international exhibitions of…

Azerbaijan: Azeri Light production at 2015 level

Total production at the Azeri-Chirag-Deepwater Gunashli (ACG) was on average 644,000 barrels per day (b/d) (over 176 million barrels or 24 million tons in total) in January-September, same as in January-September 2015, BP Azerbaijan has said. According to the BP Azerbaijan report, 53,000 b/d of that volume accounted for Chirag platform, 149,000 b/d – Central…

Azerbaijan important for Northern Cyprus

Azerbaijan is one of the important countries for Northern Cyprus in the field of tourism development, Fikri Ataoglu, Cypriot minister of tourism and environment, said. Ataoglu is expected to visit Azerbaijan on November 29. Northern Cyprus’s potential for tourism will be presented as part of the visit. The minister will be accompanied by a delegation,…

Ukraine: port charges to be halved

The Infrastructure Ministry of Ukraine is planning to halve port charges. According to the ministry, Ukraine loses because of its overcharged port dues lead to shrinking freight traffic. The ministry is currently working on tariff reduction. The final approval of a new port tariffs and charges technique that would at least halve them is scheduled…

Moldova: level of relations with Belarus praised

Moldova’s outgoing President Nicolae Timofti praised the level of the Belarusian-Moldovan relations and emphasized the trustworthy bilateral dialogue at the highest level, the Belarusian embassy in Moldova reported. Nicolae Timofti mentioned it in his face-to-face talks with the Belarus’ Ambassador to Moldova Sergei Chichuk who took part in the Moldovan President’s meeting with heads of…

Venezuela considering food imports from Belarus

Belarus and Venezuela are discussing the launch of supplies of Belarusian food. This issue was addressed during a meeting between Belarusian Ambassador to Venezuela Oleg Paferov and Venezuela’s Food Minister Rodolfo Marco Torres, the press service of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Belarus reported. “The parties discussed the development of bilateral cooperation in the…

Belarus to strengthen cooperation with Altai region

Matters related to the establishment of joint ventures and new partnerships were discussed during a meeting between Belarus’ Deputy Industry Minister Alexander Ogorodnikov and Deputy Governor of Russia’s Altai region Viktor Meshcheryakov, the press service of the Industry Ministry reported. “The meeting of the bilateral commission for the cooperation between Belarus and Altai region discussed…

Belarus: Amkodor to design prototypes for oil well maintenance in Tatarstan

The Belarusian mechanical engineering company Amkodor is ready to design prototype machines for the oil extraction industry of Russia’s Tatarstan, the company’s website reported. Representatives of the large Russian oil company Tatneft led by Director General Nail Maganov arrived in Belarus in line with the agreement made by the Belarus president and the Tatarstan president.…

Vietnam interested in Azerbaijani investments

The administration of Ho Chi Minh intends to draw Azerbaijani investments in infrastructure projects. Vietnam urges Azerbaijani investors to work over the subway construction project in Ho Chi Minh, as well as invest in tourism, information and communication technologies and services. The prospects of cooperation were discussed at the meeting of Azerbaijani ambassador to Vietnam…