Azerbaijani-Dutch trade turnover exceeds $300 mln

By: Nigar Orujova

Trade turnover between Azerbaijan and the Netherlands amounted to $320 million in 2013.

The news was announced by Ambassador of the Netherlands to Azerbaijan Robert Jan Gabrielsen on April 22.

Dutch companies are mainly investing in the non-oil and non-financial fields, he told journalists at a press conference held on the occasion of King’s Day in the Netherlands.

On this national holiday, the Dutch Embassy holds Netherlands Week and organizes a number of activities in Baku on April 22-26.

“The Netherlands made investments worth about $180 million in Azerbaijan last year,” Gabrielsen said.

Bilateral economic relations are developing gradually between the two countries, he added. “The Dutch companies are showing interest in Azerbaijan’s economy.”

Gabrielsen also said ways of developing these relations further will be discussed during the Dutch trade mission’s visit to Azerbaijan, adding that the visit will be effective.

The Dutch ambassador added that the Netherlands is interested in the development of relations with Azerbaijan in the field of agriculture as well.