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Turkey vows to spice up trade ties with Azerbaijan

BAKU, Azerbaijan

Turkey’s trade minister on Friday pledged to further develop business relations between Turkey and Azerbaijan.

“Trade relations between Turkey and Azerbaijan are excellent. we would like to develop this further,” Mehmet Mus, who is in Azerbaijan’s capital Baku to attend Turkic Council’s 10th meeting of ministers responsible for the economy, told reporters.

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Noting that Turkey features a strong manufacturing capacity, Mus said: “The economies of Azerbaijan and Turkey aren’t rivals, but complementary to every other.”

“Although the present trade ties are ‘good,’ they’re ‘not enough.’ we’ll strive to extend this,” he added.

The Turkic Council was established in 2009 as an intergovernmental organization with the overarching aim of promoting comprehensive cooperation among Turkic-speaking states.

It consists of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkey, and Uzbekistan as member countries and Hungary as an observer state.

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