Azerbaijan to help resolve Pakistan’s energy crisis
April 20, 2013
ISLAMABAD – Azerbaijan is keen to further enhance its bilateral, economic and commercial relations with Pakistan with special focus on improving the deteriorating energy situation of the country. “Azerbaijan has expertise in energy sector, having huge hydel power plants as well as expertise in exploration of oil and gas sector, therefore both the countries could cooperate in these areas to further enhance their bilateral relations,” Ambassador of Azerbaijan in Pakistan Dashgin Shikarov said in a meeting with office-bearers of Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ICCI) on Friday.
The ambassador informed the ICCI members that Azerbaijan would increase its airline fleet by 2014 to establish direct air-link between Islamabad and Baku which would bring people of the two countries closer to each other.
He also underlined the need for establishing Pak-Azerbaijan Business Forum and invited ICCI’s delegation to visit Azerbaijan that would open new avenues of cooperation.
Dashgin said that the construction sector is one of the fastest growing areas of Azerbaijan’s economy as it is in process of constructing huge buildings and a new island that provide investment opportunity of about $130 billion. He said that the two countries also have a potential of joint ventures in pharmaceutical, agriculture and manufacturing sector.
Speaking on the occasion, ICCI President Zafar Bakhtawari said that both the countries must ensure a liberal visa policy to enable the businessmen get visa easily and meet each other, which is imperative to boost trade between the two countries as there is enough potential in various fields between the two countries to increase trade.
The ICCI president informed the ambassador that ICCI plans to host a meeting of ECO Capital Chambers Conference in Islamabad with the aim to promote mutually beneficial relation between Pakistan and ECO countries. Source Pakistan Today
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Published: Zarai Media Team