Spanish FM: “We are interested in cooperation with Azerbaijan”

Baku: Agshin Rafigoglu; “Spain is interested in cooperation with Azerbaijan in gas and other spheres”, Spanish Foreign Minister Jose Manuel Garcia-Margallo told journalists before Azerbaijan-Spain business forum.

According to him, Spanish companies are considering these issues. The minister said that is especially interested in construction of the Southern Gas Corridor.

He also spoke about leading companies implementing projects in construction, telecommunication and water management. According to him, mutual projects are expected to be implemented in these spheres.

Garcia-Margallo noted that Spain has an interest in establishment of cooperation with Azerbaijan in tourism and hotels network and providing support to this sphere: “For the present, more than 30 Spanish companies are operating in Azerbaijan. We intend to increases these companies. This issue will also be discussed during the visit of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev to Madrid. Within the visit, a seminar will be held in Madrid and we’ll try to increase interests of Azerbaijani companies in our country. Existing figures on both investments and trade turnover between two countries do not reflect the economic potential. We’ll try to increase our joint efforts to increase these figures”.