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Montenegro ready for versatile co-op with Azerbaijan

19 April 2014 [10:00] - TODAY.AZ
“Montenegro is interested in developing relations with Azerbaijan in various spheres of economy, in particular in the field of investment making,” chairman of the Montenegrin Parliament, OSCE PA president Ranko Krivokapic said at a meeting with Azerbaijani Minister of Economy and Industry Shahin Mustafayev.

Krivokapic praised Azerbaijan`s development.

Minister Mustafayev stressed the importance of mutual visits in terms of enhancing cooperation between the two countries.

“An Azerbaijani delegation visited Montenegro in March 2014. The first meeting of the joint intergovernmental commission on economic cooperation, meetings and a business forum were held there.”

“Excellent bilateral political relations and the potential of the two countries create favorable conditions for the expansion of economic cooperation," the minister said.

“The memorandum of understanding on the Trans Adriatic Pipeline (TAP) project, signed last year is an excellent opportunity for cooperation between Azerbaijan and Montenegro in the energy sector,” Mustafayev said. “At this stage, several investment projects are being considered. Their successful implementation will serve the development of relations between the two countries. There is wide potential for expanding the cooperation in the fields of agriculture, tourism, infrastructure and investment making.”

On the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Mustafayev stressed that as a result of Armenia's aggressive policy 20 percent of Azerbaijani lands were occupied.

“Our compatriots became refugees and IDPs,” he said. The minister regretted that there were double standards in the West`s approach to the conflict.

“Representatives of Armenia and the fictional regime get visas for trips to Europe. The opportunities are being created for their making statements from the international platforms.”

Mustafayev said the international community must demonstrate a principled position on the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict based on international law.


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