Minister of Finance of the Republic of Azerbaijan Samir Sharifov made a business visit to the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and India on February 19-21***As of January 1st, 2018, the external public debt of the Republic of Azerbaijan constituted 9,398.3 million US dollars (equivalent 15,978.1 million manat). The Debt to the Gross Domestic Product ratio stands at 22.8 percent (based on 2017 GDP of AZN 70,135.1 mln)******

Minister of Finance Samir Sharifov meets with French minister of Europe and foreign affairs

Minister of Finance Samir Sharifov meets with French minister of Europe and foreign affairs

27.05.2018

Minister of Finance of the Republic of Azerbaijan Samir Sharifov met with Minister of Europe and Foreign Affairs of the French Republic Jean-Yves Le Drian on May 27.
Samir Sharifov highlighted the economic reforms conducted by the government under President Ilham Aliyev and socio-economic achievements. The minister said Azerbaijan attached great importance to relations with France, hailing the role of the intergovernmental commission in developing economic and financial dialogue between the two countries.
Samir Sharifov hailed relations between Azerbaijan and France. Pointing out the successful activity of French companies in Azerbaijan, the minister said reciprocal visits contributed considerably to the development of relations.
Jean-Yves Le Drian emphasized big potential for developing relations between France and Azerbaijan in a variety of areas, particularly in agriculture, transport and high technologies.
They underlined the importance of holding the next gathering of Azerbaijan-France Intergovernmental Economic Commission ahead of President Ilham Aliyev`s upcoming visit to Paris this year.
The ministers also discussed cooperation between the two countries in the fields of economy, finance, energy, transport, space industry, information and communication technologies, education, and focused on the development of commercial, economic and investment relations.