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Azerbaijani Envoy Highlights Economic Cooperation Prospects, Potentials With Jordan


(MENAFN- Jordan News Agency)


Amman, May 28 (Petra)- Jordan was at the forefront of countries that recognized Azerbaijan's independence on September 28, 1991, which was followed by launching diplomatic relations that opened 'wide' prospects for joint cooperation, Azerbaijani ambassador to Jordan, Ildar Salimov, said.
In a press interview on the occasion of Azerbaijan National Day, which falls on Saturday, he said the late King Hussein and the national leader, Heydar Aliyev, laid 'solid' foundations for bilateral relations and outlined paths for their development.
These relations have witnessed, during the last 18 years, a new phase of growth and development at a 'high' pace by exchanging official delegations' visits aimed at exchanging views on ways to develop cooperation in various fields, including trade, economic, investment, tourism and culture areas.
The envoy noted His Majesty King Abdullah II's visit to Azerbaijan in September 2019 gave a 'strong' impetus to developing these relations.
On economic cooperation, he said the two countries have 'good' opportunities to take mutual cooperation towards a 'promising' future, adding that an appropriate legal base consisting of more than 40 official documents, in addition to the activity of the joint government committee, which is is scheduled to hold its 6th meeting in the capital Baku this year.
An economic delegation from the Small Business Development Agency of the Republic of Azerbaijan (SMBDA) recently visited Amman, where a number of memoranda of cooperation and understanding were signed with Jordanian authorities, he pointed out.
In addition, he noted the two sides, during the discussions, agreed to expedite formulation of the joint business council, adding that the embassy is interested and working on launching a 'fertile ground for establishing direct Azerbaijani and Jordanian economic and trade relations.'
The diplomat also noted the two countries have 'remarkable' cooperation opportunities in the tourism field, due to the presence of common cultural and historical values, to attract tourists reciprocally.
Azerbaijan, he said, is negotiating with the concerned Jordanian authorities to resume direct airlines, which would contribute to increasing tourist visits mutually.

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