Azerbaijan wants prevention of illegal export of products manufactured in occupied territories to Europe

Baku: Azerbaijani Deputy Foreign Minister attended informal meeting of trade ministers of the Eastern Partnership countries

Brussels hosted the first informal meeting of trade ministers of the EU Eastern Partnership programme on May 7. Azerbaijan was represented by Deputy Foreign Minister Mahmud Mammad-Guliyev at the meeting chaired by Cecilia Malmström, the European Commissioner for Trade.

Foreign Ministry’s press service told APA that the prospects for the development of economic and trade relations between the EU and Eastern Partnership countries were discussed at the meeting. The deputy FM said in his speech at the event that the country is undergoing dynamic economic development and the development of the non-oil sector and export areas in this direction form the basis of the economic reforms being carried out by the Azerbaijani government. He also added that the EU is an important trade partner of Azerbaijan, noting the existence of huge potential for the expansion of bilateral trade relations.

Mammad-Guliyev expressed his concern over the illegal export of products manufactured in occupied Azerbaijani territories to Europe, stressing that the EU needs to take preventive measures against such cases.

SOURCE: AZERI PRESS NEWS AGENCY