Yildirim to pay first visit to Baku as Turkey’s PM

Turkey’s new Prime Minister Binali Yildirim will pay a visit to Azerbaijan June 1, the Turkish Cabinet of Ministers told Trend May 27.

It will be Yildirim’s first foreign visit as Turkey’s prime minister.

He is expected to hold a number of meetings with Azerbaijani officials during the trip.

Turkey is one of the main trade partners of Azerbaijan and ranked third among the country’s trade partners as of late April 2016.

Trade turnover between the two countries stood at $388.9 million in January-April 2016, according to Azerbaijan’s State Customs Committee.

Azerbaijan and Turkey intend to increase the trade turnover to $15 billion.

Turkey primarily exports iron and steel products, finished products, electronics, furniture and plastic products to Azerbaijan.

Aside from natural gas, Turkey imports non-ferrous metals, chemical industry products, and plastic products from Azerbaijan.

Source: Trend