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Minister Shahin Mustafayev, co-chairman of the Intergovernmental Commission from Azerbaijani side in his speech noted the quick development of the relations between the two countries. He told that mutual visits and meetings of the heads of states make significant contribution to expansion of these ties in various directions, emphasizing that Azerbaijan and Serbia have signed the Declaration on strategic partnership. Having noted the support by the two countries of territorial integrity and inviolability of borders of each other, Shahin Mustafayev stated that the Protocol following the results of a current meeting of the Intergovernmental Commission reflects inadmissibility of any economic activity in the occupied territories of Azerbaijan and the ban on export, import and sale of production and the services made in these territories in Serbia.

Deputy Prime Minister, the Minister of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications of Serbia, the co-chairman of the Intergovernmental Commission from Serbian side Rasim Ljajic noted that his country attaches great importance to the relations with Azerbaijan. Having emphasized that Serbia maintains territorial integrity of Azerbaijan, he expressed gratitude to Azerbaijani state for its position in the question of Kosovo. Having noted successful activity of the Azerbaijani company in the infrastructure of Serbia, Rasim Ljajic invited other companies of Azerbaijan to actively participate in the projects realized in Serbia. The Serbian Minister emphasized possibilities of cooperation also in agricultural, infrastructure, tourist spheres, and ICT sector.

At the meeting, members of the Commission had comprehensive exchange of views on the discussed questions and expansion of cooperation in various spheres of economy.

During the meeting of the joint intergovernmental commission Azerbaijan and Serbia signed the protocol.

The protocol was signed by the co-chairmen of the commission – Azerbaijani Minister of Economy and Industry Shahin Mustafayev and Serbian Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Trade, Tourism and Telecommunications Rasim Ljajic.

The protocol envisages the continuation of cooperation in the fields of trade, industry, investments, finance, transport, energy, agriculture, information and communication technologies, health, youth, sports, etc.

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On 28th of September, 2015 President Ilham Aliyev has received a delegation led by the Serbian Prime Minister and Co-chair of the commission on bilateral economic cooperation Rasim Ljajic.

At the meeting Ilham Aliyev hailed political ties between Azerbaijan and Serbia and underlined that the countries have already gained good results in the economic area.

President Aliyev expressed hope that the next meeting of the Azerbaijan-Serbia Intergovernmental Commission on Trade and Economic Cooperation in Baku would be fruitful and create good opportunities for discussing issues related to the development of cooperation.

Rasim Ljajic said political relations between the countries were developing successfully, and stressed that there was no unresolved issues in this area.

Ljajic also noted that the Serbian side is interested in developing cooperation in the field of economy and establishing good relations between the two countries` businessmen.

 

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Closing Ceremony captures Azerbaijan’s rich cultural tapestry and points to a bold future

The Baku 2015 European Games Closing Ceremony was acclaimed by audiences across the world tonight as the James Hadley-directed show captured Azerbaijan’s rich tapestry of different colours, peoples, traditions and influences amidst a blaze of 10,000 pyrotechnics.

More than 68,000 people inside the Baku Olympic Stadium revelled in a show that also featured a cutting-edge soundtrack and spectacular dance routines, as the Games bade farewell to its thousands of athletes.

The spectacular show also paid tribute to the ‘Flamekeeper’ volunteers whose energy, enthusiasm and dedication contributed to the success of Baku 2015.

International music acts led by DJ Gareth Emery, Clean Bandit and John Newman – who called his set the biggest moment of his career – entertained the watching world, which included a 10,000-strong crowd on the shores of the Caspian Sea in Baku’s famous Bulvar who were illuminated by fireworks at the end of the show.

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 City poised to give the world an unforgettable introduction to the European Games

On 8 December 2012, the European Olympic Committees announced that the inaugural European Games had been awarded to the Azerbaijani capital of Baku. Two-and-a-half years later, the city is ready to raise the curtain on the world’s newest major sporting event.

The newly built Olympic Stadium will play host to a unique Opening Ceremony on 12 June, a celebration brimming with Azerbaijani magic and the country’s inimitable flair. Those lucky enough to get a ticket for the event, along with sports fans around the world, will witness an electrifying display of the country’s culture and spirit to herald the start of the Games.

Across 17 days of competition, 6,000 of the continent’s finest athletes in 20 sports will be in action, chasing not just the first ever European Games medals but, in the case of 12 sports,qualification for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

As the Baku 2015 Flame arrived at the end of its 60-region tour of the country, it once again highlighted the unifying spirit and power of sport. Lit in the ancient temple of Ateshgah by the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, the flame travelled uninterrupted for 48 days, carried by some of the nation’s best-loved sporting heroes and cultural icons.

Baku is ready, and the city has prepared a warm welcome for the first ever European Games. Whether it is the grace of the gymnasts, the power of the swimmers or the strength of the Sambo athletes, a historic event awaits in the Azerbaijan capital.

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Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic summed up his visit to Azerbaijan, saying that an opportunity for even better economic relations with Azerbaijan had opened after a Serbian delegation’s visit to Baku on April 13-15, the message posted on the website of the National Information Agency of Serbia Tanjug said, Trend reports.

“I think we left a good impression,” the prime minister told reporters after a two-day visit to Baku, where the Serbian delegation met with officials of the Azerbaijani government and companies.

Progress was made regarding the issue of the privatization of the petroleum and chemical complex, and there was also talk about privatising Serbian agricultural companies, he said.

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 Aleksandar Vucic said on Wednesday an opportunity for even better economic relations with Azerbaijan had opened after a Serbian delegation’s visit to Baku.

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“I think we left a good impression,” the prime minister told reporters after a two-day visit to Baku, where the Serbian delegation met with officials of the Azerbaijani government and companies.

Progress was made regarding the issue of the privatization of the petroleum and chemical complex, and there was also talk about privatising Serbian agricultural companies, he said.

The meetings were also about projects, he pointed out, adding that companies from Azerbaijan were interested in new investments in Serbia and infrastructure construction.

A delegation from Azerbaijan will arrive in Belgrade next week and President Ilham Aliyev is expected to visit Serbia late this year.

SOURCE: TANJUG

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Azerbaijan and Serbia want to boost bilateral ties and cooperation further, have said officials. The two friendly countries have significantly improved their cooperation over the past years and officials have said to be keen to build on such progress to the benefit of both people.

Strategic ties between the two countries were discussed during AleksandarVucic, Serbian prime minister’s visit to Azerbaijan.

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Serbian Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic is on a two-day visit to Azerbaijan, which he started in a meeting with Azerbaijani President Ilhan Aliyev. On that occasion, both sides have expressed desire for the improved bilateral relations and agreed on the concrete economic cooperation. The report of Biljana Blanusa.

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