Poland’s President Andrzej Duda and Agriculture Minister Jan Krzysztof Ardanowski visited Azerbaijan. Officials signed multiple agreements including a memorandum of understanding regarding further cooperation, under which Poland hopes to secure supplies of gas and oil.
“I believe… that gas and oil alike will flow… from Azerbaijan also to Poland. They will flow via Azerbaijan where the transportation corridors that are currently under construction constitute and will constitute the elements of China’s ‘One Belt, One Road’ project,” said President Duda, adding that the project is very ambitious and one “in which both Azerbaijan… and Poland want to be included.”
A cooperation agreement between both countries’ agriculture ministries was also signed. Another agreement involved seed production and phytosanitary matters.
“I am very happy with the agreement that has been signed in the sphere of agriculture products and agriculture in general,” said Poland’s President Andrzej Duda during his meeting with the Azerbaijani president İlham Əliyev, adding that “as far as agricultural production is concerned I hope that exports for Polish farmers as well as agricultural machinery and also chemical products will continue to develop.”
“In particular, I am thinking of Polish fertilizers produced by Polish companies. I count on the fact that our offer is of interest to Azerbaijan and that Azerbaijan will continue to develop as a trading partner,” said President Duda.
No less important was the third agreement on intergovernmental exchange and mutual protection of classified information.
Poland’s President also expressed his hope that both states will cooperate on establishing and developing a Polish company cluster in the custom free zone of the port of Baku-Alat.
Both states’ presidents took part in the opening of the Polish-Azerbaijani Economic Forum. During the visit, there were Polish accents, as a Baku street was named “Polish Architects’ Street”. It commemorates Polish architects: Józef Gosławski, Kazimierz Skórewicz, Eugeniusz Skibiński and Józef Płoszko who designed some of the representative buildings in the city at the turn of the 20th century, such as the “Palace of Happiness”.