Turkmenistan and Latvia to hold business talks in Riga

The next meeting of the Turkmenistan-Latvia intergovernmental commission on economic, industrial, scientific and technical cooperation will be held in Riga, the Turkmen government said in a message. During the meeting it is planned to discuss the opportunities of expanding the cooperation in transportation and communication sector, in the spheres of agriculture, construction, healthcare, as well…

Uzbekistan: Tashkent and Ankara to work out co-operation roadmap

The Uzbek Acting President Shavkat Mirziyoyev and Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan discussed the development of a “roadmap” for expanding the Turkey-Uzbekistan cooperation during the talks in Samarkand on November 18. The two leaders discussed the prospects of the Uzbekistan-Turkey cooperation development and exchanged views on the important regional and international issues. Shavkat Mirziyoyev and…

Azerbaijan: Norwegian energy companies to enter market

Norwegian energy companies are interested in entering the Azerbaijani market, Norwegian ambassador to Azerbaijan Bard Ivar Svendsen reported. “Norwegian energy companies have a great interest in Azerbaijan”, he added. “Norwegian companies, which have not started to work in Azerbaijan yet, but considering such an opportunity, appeal to us almost every three months”. He said that…

Azerbaijan: Iran minister to mull issues of mutual interest

Iran’s Minister of Communications and Information Technology Mahmoud Vaezi will visit Azerbaijan, Shahin Mustafayev, Azerbaijani minister of economy, said. Mustafayev made remarks at the meeting with Iranian ambassador to Azerbaijan Javad Jahangirzadeh. “The issues of mutual interest will be discussed during the visit”, the minister said. Mustafayev and Jahangirzadeh also discussed the issues to be…

Ukraine: over 0.7 million tons of sunflower oil exported in September-October 2016

According to the November balance sheets by NGO “Economic discussion club”, coordinated by the Interdepartmental working group under the Ministry of Economic Development of Ukraine, in September-October of 2016/2017 MY the export volumes of sunflower oil from Ukraine totaled 706 thousand tons. The general export volumes of sunflower oil in the current season are forecast…

Bulgaria: oilseeds harvesting campaign

According to the Ministry of Agriculture, as of November 10, 759.9 thousand ha of sunflower had been threshed, or 99.9% of the plan. 1699.7 KMT had been threshed with an average yield of 2.24 MT/ha. Soybean had been threshed from 14.4 thousand ha, or 99.3% of the harvested area (14.5 thousand ha). 18.6 KMT of…

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…