BAKU, Azerbaijan, June 23
By Leman Zeynalova – Pattern:
Poland helps the thought of growing the multimodal transport corridors connecting Europe and Asia, together with these passing by South Caucasus, Press Workplace Director at Poland’s International Ministry Andrzej Fąfara instructed Pattern.
“This route can be an important element of the EU’s connectivity policy as well. It should strengthen of multidimensional cooperation between the EU and the Eastern Partnership countries, including Azerbaijan,” he mentioned.
Fąfara mentioned little doubt COVID-19 has introduced the brand new actuality additionally to world logistics and transportation.
“Though passenger flights were and in large extent still are temporarily suspended, the demand for medical cargo air transportation services has grown significantly and entities from our two countries were recently cooperating in this field,” he famous.
Fąfara went on so as to add that Polish – Azerbaijani political and financial relations are shut.
“Poland considers Azerbaijan as its very important economic partner in the region of South Caucasus. According to the Polish data, value of goods exported from Poland to Azerbaijan in 2019 reached $83 million and Azerbaijani exports to Poland was around $5 million. Poland is the sixth supplier of goods to Azerbaijan among EU countries. Those figures are satisfactory neither to Poland, nor to Azerbaijan. It’s too early to give exact numbers for this year as we don’t have trade statistics for the first half of 2020 yet. What we can say is that the first months of 2020 has shown positive dynamics in our bilateral trade but the COVID–19 pandemic will have for sure its negative impact on economic cooperation between the two countries,” he mentioned.
Fąfara expressed confidence that the commerce workplace of the Polish Company for Commerce and Funding opened two years in the past in Landmark complicated in Baku and Azerbaijani Commerce Illustration in Warsaw are successfully working to supply firms from the 2 nations with wanted data and helpful contacts to develop additional our bilateral enterprise cooperation.
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