World Bulletin / News Desk
Turkish minister of customs and trade said on Saturday that Turkey and Azerbaijan should work to increase the foreign trade volume between the two countries.
Cenap Asci's remarks came at the first meeting of Turkey-Azerbaijan Joint Customs Committee held in the Azerbaijani capital, Baku.
Asci said that the two countries signed a protocol on the customs issues. "With this protocol, the custom ministers of Turkey and Azerbaijan would come together twice a year.
"The trade volume between Turkey and Azerbaijan is not satisfying. We need to increase our visits to increase the trade volume with more energy and transportation projects," Asci added.
Turkey and Azerbaijan have been in close cooperation in the areas of energy and transport.
The two countries have concluded strategic regional projects, such as the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan Crude Oil Pipeline, Baku-Tbilisi-Erzurum Natural Gas Pipeline and Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway Project.
Stating that the two countries should firstly ease customs regulations, Asci said: "Turkey and Azerbaijan are brother countries. We will implement all the discussed issues as soon as possible."