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Official: Russia's total investment in Azerbaijan hit $6.3bn

5 October 2022 17:10 (UTC+04:00)
Official: Russia's total investment in Azerbaijan hit $6.3bn

By Ayya Lmahamad

Russia's total investment in Azerbaijan amounted to $6.3 billion at the beginning of 2022, of which $5 billion was in the oil sector, Russian Economic Development Minister Maxim Reshetnikov said in an interview with RG, Azernews reports.

The minister noted that more than 1,000 companies with Russian capital operate in hydrocarbon production and transportation, the chemical industry, energy, petrochemicals, pharmaceuticals, engineering, and cargo transportation in Azerbaijan.

"Reorientation is underway, but the Caspian Sea itself is a growing market, with a population that is increasing per capita income. The western route of the North-South international transport corridor is the railroad through Dagestan to Azerbaijan, then there is a potentially large project of Resht-Astara with an exit to the Transiranian road to Bender-Abbas, to the ports of the south. In addition, the Yarag-Kazmalyar border crossing with Azerbaijan is being reconstructed, which is planned to be completed this year," he said.

Azerbaijan and Russia cooperate in different sectors, such as economy, agriculture, customs, communications, high technology, and others. Over 230 intergovernmental and intercompany documents have been signed between the two countries and six "road maps" are being implemented.

Azerbaijan's investments in the Russian economy have exceeded $1.2 billion, with the majority of the investments being in the non-oil sector. In addition, Russian investments in Azerbaijan's economy totaled $6.3 billion, with $5 billion in the oil sector and $1.3 billion in the non-oil sectors.

The trade turnover between Azerbaijan and Russia amounted to $2.9 billion in 2021, making Russia Azerbaijan’s third-largest partner.

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Ayya Lmahamad is AzerNews’ staff journalist, follow her on Twitter: @AyyaLmahamad

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