Turkish Science, Industry & Technology Minister Nihat Ergun said Monday that Turkey and Azerbaijan should work more to boost the current $1.65 billion trade between the two countries.
At his meeting with Azerbaijan's Communication and Information Technology Minister Ali Abbasov, who is paying a visit to Ankara, Nihat Ergun said that Turkey and Azerbaijan had very close fraternal, economic and political relations.
Ergun said Turkish government would always exert efforts to continue those relations.
He also said that the two countries had a $1.65 billion trade volume, adding: "We must boost it. We have to intensify talks, especially between our two ministers."
Ergun also said that governments of Turkey and Azerbaijan had to have a closer collaboration on developing new mechanisms to establish cooperation between universities and industrial organizations, also on setting up technoparks and creating new tech-zones.
For his part, visiting minister Abbasov said that Azerbaijan's government did not have a ministry on science but was eager to take advantage of Turkey's experiences.
AALast Mod: 22 Ağustos 2011, 13:11