Minister of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan: Azerbaijan – Japan direct flight can be launched

Azerbaijan – Japan direct flight can be launched, Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov said at the joint press conference with the Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono in Baku, Azerbaijan, on Wednesday.

Mr. Mammadyarov said that issues of bilateral cooperation were discussed at today’s meeting.

“The relations between the countries are at a high level. There are 30 Japanese companies operating in Azerbaijan and to this day Japan has invested about US $ 7 billion in Azerbaijan, which are mainly invested in the oil sector. During the meeting, issues of investment in various spheres of the economy were discussed. The number of tourists arriving from Japan to Azerbaijan is also growing. For the development of mutual tourist traffic today, we also discussed the issue of launching a direct flight between Japan and Azerbaijan,” the Azerbaijani Foreign Minister added.

The minister said that Japanese companies are interested in participating in infrastructure projects in Azerbaijan, and added that Japan is showing great interest in developing the North-South and East-West transport corridors.

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