Azerbaijan seeks trade, investment exchanges with West Bengal
    Kolkata, Mar 16 (PTI) Azerbaijan, located in the south
Caucasus region of Eurasia, is keen to establish trade and
investment exchanges with West Bengal.
    Ambassador of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Ashraf
Shikhaliyev, said the dynamics has shifted all of the sudden
to the eastern coast of India starting from West Bengal.
    Though a small country, Azerbaijan has a huge
potential, he said at a session organised by BNCCI here on
    The envoy said language would not be a hurdle as
English was spoken in Azerbaijan to some extent.
    Some of the sectors which had good potential for
exchanges were information and communication, transport,
petrochemical and chemicals, hospitality, tourism, agriculture
and food processing.
    Shikhaliyev said Azerbaijan would also be a suitable
destination for MICE (Meetings, Incentives, Conferencing,
Exhibitions) tourism for Indian companies as it had the
potential to bring it back to India.
    Filming in Azerbaijan was also a feasible area as cost
of shooting was much lower than Europe and the country was
blessed with mountains, forests and the sea.
    Direct flight from Baku, capital do Azerbaijan, to New
Delhi would start shortly, he said. PTI dc