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Ties with Turkey to develop successfully, strengthen both countries

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Azerbaijani Prime Minister Ali Asadov has expressed his optimism about the current level of cooperation with Turkey in all spheres and said that the bilateral ties will further develop successfully to ensure the strengthening of both countries, Azertag has reported.

Asadov made the remarks at a news conference held following the meeting of the Joint Intergovernmental Commission on Economic Cooperation between Azerbaijan and Turkey on February 19.

Ankara hosted a meeting of the Azerbaijan-Turkey Intergovernmental Commission on Economic Cooperation on the same day. During the visit Ali Asadov met with President of the Republic of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan as part of his official visit to the country.

A number of documents on mutual cooperation were signed at the meeting, including the Protocol of the Intergovernmental Commission signed by Prime Minister Ali Asadov and Vice President Fuat Oktay.

In his remarks for the press, followed by the signing of the documents, Asadov described his two-day visit to Turkey as very successful. Asadov said that the meeting of the Azerbaijan-Turkey Intergovernmental Commission on Economic Cooperation showed once again that Azerbaijan's and Turkey's positions on all issues coincided.

“We discussed a number of issues. The agenda was quite large and we have no difference of opinions. Our intention and goal are the same. This means that the Turkish-Azerbaijani friendly and fraternal relations will continue to develop successfully and our countries will be even stronger," he said.

Asadov stressed the strategic nature of bilateral ties, which he said express the will of two fraternal nations.

"We speak with one voice in all international organizations and always support each other.”

Asadov noted that Turkey's political support under the leadership of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for the fair cause of Azerbaijan during the 44-day Nagorno-Karabakh war gave Azerbaijan additional strength.

"This support became a message to the whole world that Azerbaijan is not alone. Turkey has always supported Azerbaijan. Azerbaijan also supports fraternal Turkey in all ongoing processes in the region," he added.

The PM said that the two countries had great development potential and economic partnership.

"We will continue to work to assess the existing potential and increase it for the benefit of our peoples. We intend to expand our economic and trade relations. In our meetings yesterday [February 18] and during today's meeting, both sides reaffirmed their interest in this," the prime minister said.

Asadov stressed that the sides are satisfied with the volume of mutual investments. He added that the two countries will further make mutual investments.

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"These investments improve our nations' welfare. The document on free travel of Azerbaijani and Turkish citizens to our countries only with ID cards has been approved. This step will give a new impetus to the development of all areas of cooperation between our countries, will have a positive impact on trade turnover, investment and tourist flows,” the prime minister said.

He noted that despite pandemics, Azerbaijani-Turkish cooperation in the sphere of transport was successful. "Most countries suspended transit and transport links, Azerbaijan and Turkey continued to cooperate in this area, and we made progress in this area. Furthermore, we exchanged views about the new geopolitical and geoeconomic reality emerging after the liberation of Azerbaijani lands. This reality will give an impetus to relations between the two fraternal countries and serve the growth of our economy and trade.”

He noted that Turkish companies have already started implementing important infrastructure projects, adding that Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev had come up with an initiative to create a new cooperation platform in the region.

"This multilateral platform pledges great prospects and will be important for all regional countries. I am confident that the results of the meeting will give an impetus to the expansion of bilateral relations and open up new opportunities for our cooperation," Asadov said.

The meeting was attended by Azerbaijan`s Economy Minister Mikayil Jabbarov, Ecology and Natural Recourses Minister Mukhtar Babayev, Education Minister Emin Amrullayev, Transport, Communications and High Technologies Minister Rashad Nabiyev, Deputy Foreign Minister Khalaf Khalafov, SOCAR President Rovnag Abdullayev, Prime Minister of Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic Sabuhi Mammadov and other officials.

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Ensuring security in Karabakh our top priority – Turkish president

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By liberating its lands in Karabakh, Azerbaijan opened up new opportunities in the region, Trend reports, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, Trend reports.

Erdogan made the remark at the 14th summit of leaders of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO).

"The main priority for us is to ensure security in Karabakh. For this we will do our best," the Turkish president said.

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Azerbaijan expects creating new broadcasting opportunities for Internet TV, radio channels

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New broadcasting opportunities for Internet TV and radio channels can be created in Azerbaijan, Head of the Office of the National Council for Television and Radio (NCTR) Fazil Novruzov said in an interview with the local Real TV channel, Trend reports on Mar.4.

According to Novruzov, in this regard broadcasters of the Internet TV and radio channels apply to the NCTR.

“There are technical possibilities, but there are gaps from a legal point of view. We made the proposals that broadcasters of Internet TV and radio channels, after undergoing simplified procedures, would be entered into the relevant register and would be able to broadcast on other platforms, for example, in the cable network, on the IP or OTP platforms. This will help expand their audience," he added.

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Prices for precious metals in Azerbaijan decline

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Prices for precious metals in Azerbaijan on March 4 have decreased compared to previous indicators, Trend reports citing data from the Central Bank of Azerbaijan.

Thus, an ounce of gold fell by 37.9185 manat or $22.3 (1.29 percent), amounting to 2,911.3095 manat or $1,712, and an ounce of silver – by 0.9539 manat or 56 cents (2.1 percent), amounting to 44.3974 manat or $26.1. The price per ounce of platinum decreased by 69.1645 manat or $40.68 (3.38 percent) and amounted to 1,974.21 manat or $1,161, and per ounce of palladium – by 23.5025 manat or $13.8 (0.58 percent), amounting to 4,008.8975 manat or $2,358.

Over the month, the price of an ounce of gold decreased by 187.3825 manat or $1,102 (6 percent), and an ounce of silver – by 0.6726 manat or $39 cents (1.5 percent). The price per ounce of platinum rose by 129.948 manat or $76.4 (7 percent), and per ounce of palladium – by 174.9385 manat or $102.9 (4.6 percent).

Over the year, gold rose by 117.7335 manat or $69.2 (4.2 percent), silver – by 15.0705 manat or $8.86 (51.4 percent), platinum – by 464.27 manat or $273.1 (30.7 percent), and palladium fell by 2,216.035 manat or $1,303 (5.2 percent).

Date:

Gold

(XAU)

Silver

(XAG)

Platinum

(XPT)

Palladium

(XPD)

Mar.4, 2021

2,911.3095

44.3974

1,974.21

4,008.8975

Mar.3, 2021

2,949.228

45.3513

2,043.3745

4,032.4

Feb.4, 2021

3,098.692

45.07

1,844.262

3,833.959

Mar.4, 2020

2,793.576

29.3269

1,509.94

4,230.501

Change in a day

in man.

-37.9185

-0.9539

-69.1645

-23.5025

in %

-1.29

-2.1

-3.38

-0.58

Change in a month

in man.

-187.3825

-0.6726

129.948

174.9385

in %

-6

-1.5

7

4.6

Change in a year

in man.

117.7335

15.0705

464.27

-221.6035

in %

4.2

51.4

30.7

-5.2

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