Trade turnover between Azerbaijan and China increased by 56 percent in the first nine months of 2016 as compared to the same period of 2015, said Azerbaijani Economy Minister Shahin Mustafayev. He made the remarks during a meeting with Chinese businessmen in Baku, said Azerbaijan’s Economy Ministry in a message on Nov. 11. Azerbaijan is interested in further development of relations with China, noted the Minister. He added that there is a big potential between the two countries in development of relations in the spheres of energy, transportation, transit freight traffic and investment.
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev on Nov. 9 sent a congratulatory letter to Donald Trump, the newly elected US president. “I hope that the US-Azerbaijani bilateral relations will continue to develop successfully,” President Aliyev said. He reminded that the US-Azerbaijani relations have a 25-year history, and during this period, the relations of friendship and cooperation reached a high level. “I hope that as a co-chairing country of the OSCE Minsk Group, the US under your leadership will contribute to the fair settlement of this conflict in accordance with the norms of the international law, within Azerbaijan’s territorial integrity,” the message said.
German experts will participate in the Internet summit in Jeddah as Germany is interested in being a partner in the Kingdom’s development of Vision 2030, with an exchange of the latest technology and education, said newly arrived German Consul General Holger Ziegeler. He also said that the Kingdom is one of Germany’s strongest partners in the region, not only due to oil, but also other industries that are very important. The Saudi government tries to invest heavily in infrastructure and future services for the population, and German companies are ready to contribute to this economic development. “Saudi Arabia and Germany are not only political partners but active in multilateral fields, partners in the economic field; large and small German companies are serving the Kingdom and economy of Germany,” Ziegeler added.
On Tuesday, the Israeli newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth said that Israel is preparing for a series of projects on a large scale with Egypt, after several years of economic cooperation suspension, Aswat Masriya reports. The newspaper added that joint negotiations on projects do not only reflect rapprochement between Egypt and Israel but also reflect Egypt’s urgent need for infrastructure development in light of the severe economic crisis that threatens the political stability of the country