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South Korea allocates $43.5 million loan to Azerbaijan

12 March 2014 [14:54] - TODAY.AZ
By AzerNews

South Korea allocated a $43.5 million loan to Azerbaijan, Finance Ministry said.

A corresponding loan agreement was signed by Finance Minister Samir Sharifov and South Korea's ambassador to Azerbaijan Choi Suk-Ying in Baku on March 11.

The ministry said the funds will be given by the South Korea Export-Import Bank's Cooperation Fund for Economic Development for the construction of a water purification plant in Baku's Pirshaga settlement.

The water treated at this facility will be used for agricultural irrigation.

At the signing ceremony, the two sides highlighted bilateral relations in many spheres, as well as high level of cooperation in economic, cultural, petrochemical, power, transport, tourism and other areas.

The relations between Azerbaijan and South Korea cover many areas, particularly politics, economics, culture, and other fields.

The two countries have signed about 40 agreements, and trade turnover between them has increased 16-fold, hitting $650 million, in the past seven years.

Korea's exports to Azerbaijan are mainly automobile, plastic, and electronic products, while the South Caucasus republic exports oil, aluminum, and copper products to Korea. There is great potential for cooperation in the tourism sector as well.

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