French companies ‘keen’ to invest in Azerbaijan’s economy

Azerbaijan`s Minister of Economic Development Shahin Mustafayev met a delegation of MEDEF, Movement of the French Enterprises led by Mrs. Pascale Jeannin-Perez.

Mr. Mustafayev briefed about achievements gained in Azerbaijan`s economy. He said in January-October 2009, the country`s GDP stood at 8,3 %, industrial production at 7,4%, agriculture at 3,6%, income of the population at 6,4%, strategic currency reserves at 19,1 bln dollars. 

Currently, 45 companies with French capital are functioning in Azerbaijan, Mustafayev said.

Minister invited the French businessmen to make investments in Azerbaijan`s economy.

Mrs. Pascale Jeannin-Perez praised Azerbaijan`s support to French businessmen. She said MEDEF unites French companies engaged in various areas. Visit of French delegation to Baku is evidence of high interest to Azerbaijan`s economy.

The French businessmen updated the activity of the companies and expressed readiness to cooperate with Azerbaijani entrepreneurs.

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