(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
BAKU, Azerbaijan, April 26. Representatives of
Russia's Astrakhan region and Azerbaijan held a meeting to discuss
the prospects for fulfilling orders of the Azerbaijani side by the
Astrakhan shipbuilders on the terms of industrial cooperation, the
region's governor Igor Babushkin said on Telegram, Trend reports.
According to Babushkin, the parties considered the possibility
of implementing joint projects for the construction of small dry
cargo ships, and ships for the transport of chemical cargoes,
ferries and tankers.
An Azerbaijani delegation is expected to visit Astrakhan in the
near future to discuss all the details of joint work on the
The governor also suggested Azerbaijani partners to boost work
to increase cargo transportation between the Alat seaport in
Azerbaijan and the ports of the Astrakhan region, including with
the use of the capacities of the port's special economic zone.
The parties also expressed interest in promoting Astrakhan goods
on the Azerbaijani market, including fish and flour products, he
The foreign trade turnover of the Astrakhan region with
Azerbaijan in 2021 increased by 18 percent compared to 2020,
exceeding $17 million.
- Azerbaijan-Russia relations
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