Adding Zangazur corridor to Trans-European Transport Networks is discussed by Azerbaijan and Europe

A working visit of Azerbaijan’s Minister of Digital Development and Transport Rashad Nabiyev to Brussels, the capital of Belgium has taken place.
A meeting between Rashad Nabiyev and European Commissioner for Transport Adina Valean was organized during the visit.
Cooperation between Azerbaijan and the European Union in the field of transport, especially aviation, as well as the implementation of projects within the Trans-European Transport Networks (TEN-T) and adding the Zangazur corridor to these networks in the future were discussed at the meeting.
Issues related to holding the second meeting of the High Level Transport Dialogue in Baku were also mentioned.
A detailed information about the transport and digitalization projects implemented in Azerbaijan, including the importance of the Zangazur corridor and the work done in the liberated territories was given to European Commissioner for Transport Adina Valean.
A great potential for cooperation around the Middle Corridor, a multimodal transport route passing through the South Caucasus and Central Asia was also noted. Certain opportunities for integrating the region into European and global supply chains will be opened by it.

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Free trade talks between Georgia and Korea are to be started in 2023

The declaration on the completion of the study on a free trade agreement was signed by Georgian deputy economy minister Genadi Arveladze and Gi Wook Young, director general on free trade agreements of Korea’s ministry of trade, industry and energy, earlier today in Seoul.
According to the ministry of economy, a positive impact of the deal on the economic welfare of both countries has been confirmed by a joint feasibility study on a free trade agreement between Georgia and South Korea.
The signing of the declaration on the completion of the study on a free trade agreement by Georgian deputy economy minister Genadi Arveladze and Gi Wook Young, director general of Korea’s ministry of trade, industry and energy, led to the conclusion.
Implementation of “relevant internal state procedures as soon as possible” to start negotiations on the actual agreement, with the first round of talks planned for 2023 was accepted by the both parties.
According to Georgia’s economy ministry, the Korean market of 50 million consumers “with high purchasing power” would be opened to Georgian exporting companies by the agreement.
Strengthening trade and economic relations between Georgia and the Republic of Korea will be boosted by the free trade agreement between the two countries. According to the state body, the expansion of trade and investment will be facilitated by the agreement and a comprehensive institutional framework for a wide range of bilateral cooperation will be provided.
Negotiations on an agreement on promotion and protection of investment between the countries were also held by Arveladze.

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Aktau meeting debates development of transport routes via Caspian Sea

The meeting devoted to the further development of the Trans-Caspian International Transport Route brings together foreign ministers and ministers responsible for transport issues of Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkiye, the Kazakh Industry and Infrastructure Development Ministry’s press service reports. Addressing those gathered Kazakh Industry and Infrastructure Development Minister Kairbek Uskenbayev drew attention to the multiple … Read more

Georgia and Korea to start free trade talks in 2023

Georgian deputy economy minister Genadi Arveladze and Gi Wook Young, director general on free trade agreements of Korea’s ministry of trade, industry and energy, signed the declaration on the completion of the study earlier today in Seoul. Photo: ministry of economy A joint feasibility study on a free trade agreement between Georgia and South Korea … Read more

Azerbaijan, Europe discuss adding Zangazur corridor to Trans-European Transport Networks

Azerbaijan’s Minister of Digital Development and Transport Rashad Nabiyev is on a working visit to Brussels, the capital of Belgium. As part of the visit, Rashad Nabiyev met with European Commissioner for Transport Adina Valean. During the meeting, they discussed cooperation between Azerbaijan and the European Union in the field of transport, especially aviation, as … Read more

Armenia’s economic activity index grows 14.5% in ten months

Armenia’s economic activity index increased by 14.5% in January-October 2022 compared to January-October 2021, the Statistical Committee said. Industrial production volume increased by 9.9% in January-October 2022 compared to the same period of the previous year. Construction volume registered a 14.4% increase in the past 10 months. The increase in trade turnover comprised 15.5%. The … Read more

Bilateral trade between Armenia and Iran is to be increased to $3 billion

According to the Armenian service of RFE/RL, the finance ministers of Armenia and Iran expressed their hope to further increase of economic exchanges between their countries, taking into account a recent growth in bilateral trade, during their meeting in Tehran.
The meeting between Armenia’s Finance Minister Tigran Khachatrian and Iran’s Minister of Economic and Financial Affairs Ehsan Khandozi took place in Tehran.
The main subject of the visit of Khachatrian and his delegation to Iran that took place one week after Prime Minister Nikol Pashinian visited Tehran where he met with Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi, was mainly regional security, but they also discussed prospects of increasing bilateral trade between the two neighboring countries.
According to Khachatrian, the volume of economic exchanges between the two countries is expected to grow by over 40 percent in 2022.
Several economic priorities between the two countries were highlighted by the Armenian and Iranian ministers, particularly, raising annual bilateral trade to $3 billion, increasing the goods exchange volume to 5 million tones, as well as the facilitating and developing financial, banking, commercial and customs relations.
According to the Armenian minister, they held productive and constructive discussions during his first-ever visit to Iran. “Constantly developing and strengthening cooperation” between Iran and Armenia was also highlighted by him.
Khachatrian said that the history of economic and political relations between Iran and Armenia has been lasting for decades. These main foundations are testified by the goal of raising the level of commercial relations between Armenia and Iran to $3 billion a year. This longstanding cooperation between the two countries is the basis of all ongoing negotiations.
The Iranian minister replied that “the government of Iran is very closely following the economic policy run by neighbor countries, putting the focus on the Caucasus region.”
Khandozi expressed his hope for the fulfillment of the goal of carrying out 3 billion dollars’ worth of trade between the countries, discussed during the meeting of the Iranian president and the Armenian prime minister, under the leadership of this government.
A meeting between Khachatrian and members of his delegation, including his deputy Avag Avanesian, and Iranian Vice President Masoud Mir Kazemi took place during the visit to Iran, and the meeting with Iran’s Minister of Industry, Mines and Trade Reza Fatemi Amin was planned.

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Ukraine’s agri exports down by 800,000 t in Nov

In the first 15 days of November, Ukraine exported 2.8 million tonnes of agricultural products, which is 800,000 tonnes below the level reported over the same period last month. That’s according to the Ministry of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine, Ukrinform reports. “In particular, in the 2.5 months of autumn, 16.6 million tonnes of … Read more