• strict warning: Non-static method view::load() should not be called statically in /base/1008/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/views.module on line 879.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::options_validate() should be compatible with views_handler::options_validate($form, &$form_state) in /base/1008/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 0.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter::options_submit() should be compatible with views_handler::options_submit($form, &$form_state) in /base/1008/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter.inc on line 0.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter_term_node_tid::value_validate() should be compatible with views_handler_filter::value_validate($form, &$form_state) in /base/1008/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/modules/taxonomy/views_handler_filter_term_node_tid.inc on line 0.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_handler_filter_boolean_operator::value_validate() should be compatible with views_handler_filter::value_validate($form, &$form_state) in /base/1008/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/handlers/views_handler_filter_boolean_operator.inc on line 0.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_style_default::options() should be compatible with views_object::options() in /base/1008/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_style_default.inc on line 0.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_row::options_validate() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_validate(&$form, &$form_state) in /base/1008/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_row.inc on line 0.
  • strict warning: Declaration of views_plugin_row::options_submit() should be compatible with views_plugin::options_submit(&$form, &$form_state) in /base/1008/public_html/sites/all/modules/views/plugins/views_plugin_row.inc on line 0.
“Standard and Poor’s” agency kept the international loan rating of Azerbaijan as stable in a special assessment***The Milli Majlis adopts a law on the execution of the state budget for 2016***Ministry of Finance recommends referring to official data in statements about IBA***

Azerbaijani delegation holds a series of meetings in Washington

Azerbaijani delegation holds a series of meetings in Washington

08.10.2016

 

A delegation consisting of representatives of the Ministry of Finance, the State Oil Fund of the Republic of Azerbaijan and “South Gas Corridor” CJSC headed by minister of finance of the Republic of Azerbaijan Mr. Samir Sharifov took part in the annual meeting of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank Group held on October 6-7 of the current year in the US capital Washington DC.

 

A video message of US President Barack Obama was sounded and discussions were conducted on the current situation and the main directions of future development of the global economy, sustainable and balanced development strategies, elimination of poverty, regulation of financial markets and effectiveness of financial assistance, as well as challenges before the global economy during the official opening ceremony of the annual meeting attended by high-ranking state and government officials of IMF and WB member states and representatives of international financial institutions, the private sector and civil society.

Mr. Sharifov provided broad information on the macroeconomic situation of the country and the economic reforms implemented under the leadership of President Ilham Aliyev, and emphasized the importance of the existing projects and the significance of long-term successful cooperation between the government of the Republic of Azerbaijan and international financial institutions during the business meetings with World Bank Vice President Cyril Muller, director of the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency and Executive Vice President of the World Bank Mrs. Keiko Honda, Vice President of the European Investment Bank Pim Van Ballekom, Vice Presidents of the Asian Development Bank Wencai Zhang and Diwakar Gupta, as well as officials of a number of leading commercial banks within the annual meeting. Also, the meeting parties exchanged opinions on the development of the second phase of exploitation of “Shahdaniz” gas and condensate field, the participation of the above organizations in the financing of the South Gas Corridor project that envisages the transportation of the natural gas to be extracted from the field and other issues related with the prospects of cooperation.

During the visit, the Azerbaijani delegation also met with US Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Relations Charles Rivkin, Special Envoy and Coordinator for International Energy Affairs of the Department of State Amos Hochstein and US Department of the Treasury's Assistant Secretary for International Markets and Development Marisa Lago. Our delegation stated that the US government support to the development of bilateral commercial and economic cooperation, the continuation of traditional of strategic cooperation in the field of energy between the two countries and the implementation of the South Gas Corridor project is highly appreciated in Azerbaijan, underlining the efforts of this country on the promotion of transcontinental transportations in the region where our country is located, and discussions were conducted on close cooperation with international financial institutions in transcontinental projects and other issues of mutual interest during the meetings held with the US officials.