Azerbaijan: talks on WTO accession held in Geneva

Another round of talks on Azerbaijan’s accession to the World Trade Organization (WTO) started in Geneva, the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry said. According to the ministry, at the negotiations the Azerbaijani delegation was headed by Deputy Foreign Minister Mahmud Mammad-Guliyev. Earlier, Chidu Osakwe, director of the WTO office of accession, said the changes taking place in…

Azerbaijan: AZAL and Ural Airlines agree on Gabala-Moscow code-share

Azerbaijan Airlines (AZAL) and Russian Ural Airlines will start operating joint flights on Gabala-Moscow-Gabala route from July 31. According to the code-share agreement, flights of Ural Airlines on this airline will be operated under the codes of both airlines. Direct flights on Gabala-Moscow-Gabala route will be operated every week on Sundays. Departure from Domodedovo International…

Azerbaijan: assets of State Oil Fund up

Assets of the State Oil Fund of Azerbaijan (SOFAZ) increased by 4.6% and amounted to $35.1 billion as of July 1, as compared to $33.57 billion in early 2016, SOFAZ said in a report. SOFAZ’s revenues totaled almost four billion Azerbaijani manats during the H1 2016, and expenditures were almost at 2.256 billion manats. During…

Azerbaijan and Afghanistan mull creation of joint enterprises

Azerbaijan and Afghanistan discussed the creation of joint enterprises to produce food products, said Azerbaijan’s Economy Ministry. The discussions were held within the meeting of Azerbaijan’s Economy Minister Shahin Mustafayev with Afghanistan’s Ambassador to Azerbaijan Mohammad Taqi Khalili. The economic cooperation between the two countries and other issues of mutual interest were also discussed during…

Ukraine and Azerbaijan agree to resume Odessa-Brody pipeline project

Presidents of Azerbaijan and Ukraine Ilkham Aliyev and Pyotr Poroshenko have discussed potential resumption of works within the Odessa-Brody pipeline project, Aliyev said at a joint press conference with Poroshenko. “We’ve discussed the Odessa-Brody project and gave instructions to resume the project”, he said, adding that the project “is creating good opportunities.” The Odessa-Brody pipeline…

Azerbaijan: Hungarian Eximbank ready to increase funding for projects

Hungary is ready to increase funding for the projects in Azerbaijan through the state Eximbank in case of necessity, Imre Laslotsky, Hungarian extraordinary and plenipotentiary ambassador to Azerbaijan, said. “Eximbank’s credit line worth $200 million was opened for these purposes within the framework agreement”, Laslotsky said. “In case of necessity, the amount of funding can…