İndicating that Turkey and Azerbaijan should take a greater share of the 21 trillion dollars market in the region, Agriculture and Forestry Minister Bekir Pakdemirli (PhD) explained that "Today, Turkey which have 3 milions agricultural enterprises, 5 millions in agricultural employment, 38 million hectares of agricultural land, 52.2 billion dollars in agricultural receipts are Europe's driving force, with 17 billion dollars in agricultural exports."
Minister Pakdemirli and Azerbaijani counterpart Inam Kerimov participated to Azerbaijan-Turkey Agriculture-Business Forum in Baku.
At the meeting, explaining that Turkey has achieved success in agriculture Pakdemirli, "Today, we're the first agricultural revenue in Europe, and we're the seventh in the world. Turkey is a country in a good spot and better assess resources in agriculture. We want to share this success with Azerbaijan. " he spoke.
The commercial relations between Turkey and Azerbaijan stressed the need to enter a new era Minister Pakdemirli (PhD), said:
"Our bilateral volume of trade is 1.7 billion dollars. The target of our presidents is 15 billion dollars. We are far behind this target. Our agricultural trade is 130 million dollars. The share of agriculture in our general trade is 8 percent. Turkey's agricultural imports are $ 12 billion. What we're going to buy and sell our agricultural trade, we need to do this first with each other."
Azerbaijan and Turkey that they are behind the businessmen as ministries of Agriculture Minister stressed Pakdemirli, "Turkey in Europe and the Middle East, when Azerbaijan considered access to Russia and Central Asian markets, our transport potential beyond our of our union is quite high. The region where Azerbaijan and Turkey found Azerbaijan is about 21 trillion dollars gross proceeds. Azerbaijan knows Russia; we know other markets very well. There is a lot of work we can do together. "
"TURKEY AND AZERBAIJAN SHOULD TAKE A GREATER SHARE OF WELFARE OF THE REGION"
After the meeting, Pakdemirli, noting that Turkey and Azerbaijan is the proximity to the different markets and potential "We join forces as the two countries consist serious potential 21 trillion dollars market for goods would question we sell. Turkey and Azerbaijan, the region should receive a greater share of the wealth." said.
The forum, attended by approximately 100 Turkish businessmen operating in the field of agriculture and food industry, continued with bilateral meetings of businessmen.
Minister Pakdemirli visited TİKA Baku Coordinator and Yunus Emre Institute Baku Turkish Cultural Center with his counterpart Kerimov.
Also, Pakdemirli, participating Foreign Economic Relations Board of Turkey-Azerbaijan Business Council in the Extended Executive Committee Meeting of businessmen listened to the problems and suggestions.