Azerbaijan President Meets with Uzbekistan President at SPECA Exhibition in Baku

Fri Nov 24 2023
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TASHKENT: In a bid to bolster regional cooperation for sustainable development, President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan and President Shavkat Mirziyoyev of Uzbekistan met at the Baku Expo Centre on November 24, where they were introduced to the “SPECA Exhibition: Regional Cooperation for Sustainable Development.”

The event, organized on the sidelines of SPECA Week, a United Nations Special Programme for the Economies of Central Asia initiative, showcased the economic prowess of member countries.

Deputy Prime Minister of Azerbaijan, Shahin Mustafayev, provided a comprehensive overview of the exhibition to the high-profile guests, highlighting its significance within the framework of the 25th anniversary of SPECA. The exhibition exclusively featured stands from SPECA countries, including Azerbaijan, Tajikistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan.

Tajikistan Takes Keen Interest in Made in Azerbaijan Products

President Emomali Rahmon of Tajikistan took a keen interest in the Made in Azerbaijan products displayed at the national stand. The exhibition featured an array of goods, ranging from alcoholic beverages, fruit juices, canned products, confectionery, dried fruits, dairy products, to cosmetics, produced by 33 Azerbaijani companies. Additionally, the works of ABAD craftsmen showcased the rich cultural heritage of the nation.

In a notable departure from previous exhibitions, this event boasted a unique display of defense products, featuring 88 types, including firearms, close combat weapons, mortars, ammunition, and unmanned aerial vehicles. The unveiling of the newly developed large-caliber machine gun, “AN-12.7,” marked a significant milestone.

The visiting President of Tajikistan also took the opportunity to explore the national stands of other SPECA member countries, gaining insights into the diverse products and innovations they had to offer.

As the exhibition concluded, President Emomali Rahmon left a note in the book of honored guests, underscoring the importance of regional collaboration and the positive impact such initiatives can have on the sustainable development of Central Asian economies.

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