Italy aims to increase supplies of food products and drinks to Azerbaijan, Italian Ambassador to Azerbaijan Luca Di Gianfrancesco said, Report informs.

Baku office of the Italian Trade Agency, in collaboration with the Italian Embassy in Azerbaijan, organized a series of events on June 19 to promote goods from the food and wine sectors under the Made in Italy brand.

Part of these events included a visit to Azerbaijan by 13 Italian companies operating in the food and wine industries, and the organization of bilateral meetings for them in Baku to develop cooperation.

The ambassador stated that one of the goals of today’s events is to strengthen ties with Azerbaijan in the field of food and beverages and increase the import of these goods into the Azerbaijani market.

“Export of food and beverages holds one of the main places in the structure of Italian exports. The growth of exports of beverages and food to Azerbaijan amounted to 13%, but we are aimed at further growth of this indicator,” the diplomat said.

He also noted that cooperation with Azerbaijan is important for the Italian side.