At the World Economic Forum in Davos, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and the President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, agreed on the need to develop a transit route that bypasses Russia.
The Presidents were pleased to learn about the successful departure of the first container train from Ilyichevsk that will follow the Ukraine-Georgia-Azerbaijan-Kazakhstan–China route. Poroshenko and Aliyev’s coordinated efforts need to work further in this direction, according to the press service of the Ukrainian President.
Poroshenko and Aliyev also discussed the possibility of further development of bilateral trade and economic relations, especially in the oil and gas and energy industries, and in the areas of construction, transport and communications. Both sides agreed to hold in the near future the 11th Session of the Intergovernmental Ukrainian-Azerbaijani Commission on Issues of Economic Cooperation.
The presidents also agreed to intensify cooperation in the framework the Organization for Democracy and Economic Development and discussed preparations for the meeting of the Council of Presidents of Ukraine and Azerbaijan in 2016 in Baku. Ilham Aliyev is one of the world leaders who reaffirmed support of the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.