Minister of Infrastructure of Ukraine Vladislav Krikliy held talks with the Minister of Energy of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the chairman of the Azerbaijani part of the Joint Intergovernmental Ukrainian-Azerbaijani Commission on Economic Cooperation Parviz Shahbazov today, April 13. The meeting took place within the framework of the official visit of the Ukrainian government delegation to Azerbaijan.
The parties expressed their readiness to intensify cooperation in the context of restoring the infrastructure of the liberated regions of Nagorno-Karabakh and discussed the dates of the first meeting of the Working Group on Privatization to consider specific projects.
During the meeting, Vladislav Krykliy noted that despite the pandemic and crisis, Azerbaijan continues to remain a key trade partner of Ukraine in the South Caucasus and, for its part, the Ukrainian side is ready to further deepen bilateral relations.
The ministers also discussed the progress of both parties in the implementation of the protocol decisions of the last meeting of the Joint Ukrainian-Azerbaijani Intergovernmental Commission on Economic Cooperation, as well as in the implementation of joint infrastructure projects, in particular, in the construction of a service hub at the Chongar checkpoint in the Kherson region under participation of SOCAR investments.
Energy Minister Parviz Shahbazov proposed to hold the 13th meeting of the Joint Intergovernmental Commission in June or September this year in Baku.
Vladislav Krikliy also shared the agency's plans for the implementation of promising investment projects in the field of infrastructure and transport and invited representatives of Azerbaijani business to participate in them.
In addition, the parties discussed the importance and further steps to create a Ukrainian-Azerbaijani business council to promote and support public-private partnership projects.