Azerbaijan hands over to Armenia body of saboteur neutralized in attack on Azerbaijani serviceman in Khojavand

The body of an Armenian saboteur, who was neutralized during an attack on an Azerbaijani serviceman at one of the positions of the Azerbaijani army in the Khojavand district, was handed over to Armenia, Coordinator of the Information Center for Azerbaijani Captives and Hostages Ahmad Shahidov told Trend.

According to him the body of the Armenian saboteur Seyran Sarkisyan was transferred to the opposite side through the territory of Girmizi Bazar with the participation of Russian peacekeepers temporarily deployed in the territory of Azerbaijan.


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Explosion occurred near Iran’s nuclear facility

An explosion occurred 20 kilometers from the Natanz nuclear facility in the central Iranian province of Isfahan, Governor of Natanz District Ramazanali Firdovsi said, Trend reports.

According to him the explosion occurred as a result of the triggering of the defense system and the firing of a shot.

He added that there were no casualties as a result of the incident.

An investigation is underway.


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Kazakhstan decreases petroleum gas export to Hungary amid global pandemic

Kazakhstan has exported 1,873 tons of crude petroleum gas and gas obtained from bituminous minerals worth 820,090 euros to Hungary in June 2021, a Eurostat official told Trend.

Thus, Kazakhstan has exported petroleum gas in the amount of 17,815 tons worth 8.3 million euros over 1H2021.

The volume of petroleum gas and gas obtained from bituminous minerals exported from Kazakhstan to Hungary in June is 29.4 percent less than in May 2021 ($2,655 tons) and is 32.2 percent less than in January 2021 (2,765 tons).

Furthermore, the value of the exported petroleum gas and gas obtained from bituminous minerals also was 34.9 percent less than in May 2021 (1.2 million euros) and 21.2 percent less than in January 2021 (1.04 million euros).

The total volume of Kazakhstan’s trade turnover amounted to $42.5 billion over the period from Jan. through June 2020 which indicates a decrease from $46.1 billion during the same period of 2019.

Kazakhstan’s export amounted to $26 billion during the reporting period of 2020 ($28.6 billion in the same period of 2019), whereas imports amounted to $16.5 billion ($17.5 billion in 2019).


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Georgia and Poland have potential for development of bilateral trade

Georgia and Poland have potential for the development of bilateral trade, the Ministry of Economic Development, Labour and Technology of Poland told Trend.

“According to our data, the trade in goods between Poland and Georgia in 2020 amounted to $158.5 million and decreased by 15 percent compared to 2019,” said the ministry.

We associate the drops with the COVID-19 pandemic, the source added.

As the ministry noted, Polish exports reached the value of $123.4 million, and imports to Poland: $35.1 million. Poland exports to Georgia medicines, sugar, skincare products, perfumes, while Poland import wines and recently also clothing products.

“We believe that the turnover level will be higher this year. The data for the first quarter of 2021, when the Polish-Georgian trade turnover increased by 6.8 percent, indicate this. The turnover amounted to $46 million. Polish exports to Georgia reached $35.4 million (+ 5.5 percent), and imports from Georgia reached $10.5 million (+11.6 percent).


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Turkey’s export product labeling changes

Turkey’s export products will now use “Made in Türkiye” instead of “Made in Turkey” labeling, Trend reports citing the official gazette of the Turkish government – Resmi Gazete.

According to the information, in all activities and correspondence with states and international organizations, instead of the words “Turkey”, “Turkei”, “Turquie” will be used “Türkiye”.

Turkey’s foreign trade turnover in October 2021 amounted to $43 billion, said the message of the Turkish Ministry of Trade.

According to the ministry, the country’s exports increased by 20.1 percent compared to the same month of 2020 – up to nearly $20.8 billion, while imports – by 12.8 percent, equaling $22.2 billion.

From January through October this year, the foreign trade turnover amounted to $397.2 billion, of which over $181.6 billion accounted for exports (up by 33.9 percent on annual basis), and $215.5 billion – for imports (rise of 22.5 percent compared to 10M2020), the ministry said.

In 2020, Turkey’s foreign trade turnover value was $388.8 billion. The exports decreased by 6.3 percent compared to 2019, settling at $169.4 billion. At the same time, Turkish imports grew by 4.3 percent compared to 2019, reaching $219.3 billion.


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Treatment of servicemen injured in helicopter crash of Azerbaijan’s State Border Service continues

The hospital of the State Border Service of Azerbaijan continues treatment of Lieutenant Colonel Emil Jafarov and Captain Ramin Adilov, injured in the crash of the Mi-17 military helicopter, Trend reports citing the press service of the State Border Service.

“At present, both servicemen feel normal, everything necessary is being done for their full recovery and a speedy return to service,” the press service said.

On November 30, at about 10:40 (GMT+4), a military helicopter of the State Border Service of Azerbaijan crashed during training flights at the Garaheybat airfield in the Khyzi district, as a result of which 14 people died and two were injured.

On the fact of the helicopter crash, the Investigation Department of the General Prosecutor’s Office of Azerbaijan initiated a criminal case under Article 352.2 (negligent violation of the rules of flight and preparation for flight, leading to the death of two or more persons) and other articles of the Criminal Code of Azerbaijan.


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