Yushchenko seeks closer ties with Azerbaijan

16:38, 07 September 2006
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In creating joint transportation corridors

In an interview with Azerbaijan’s agency Trend, Victor Yushchenko has said the construction of a new route to transport Caspian oil from Baku (Azerbaijan) to Plock (Poland) via Odessa (Ukraine) is the most important area of cooperation between Ukraine and Azerbaijan, according to the President’s press-office.

      “The two countries’ mutual interests and advantageous geostrategic location provide the economic basis for our partnership and open prospects of creating joint transportation corridors, mainly energy routes,” he said.

      The Head of State also said the two states could cooperate in many other areas.

      “There are also opportunities, which we do not use, to export not only oil and oil products from Azerbaijan to Ukraine but also oil equipment and chemicals," he said, adding Ukraine could export foods, medicaments, metals, and cars.

      “Ukraine sees Azerbaijan as its important strategic partner. We aim to enhance and improve our bilateral relations,” he said.

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