The economic cooperation between Azerbaijan and Tajikistan should be raised to the level of political relations, Economy Minister of Azerbaijan Mikayil Jabbarov said at the Azerbaijan-Tajikistan Business Forum, Report informs.

According to him, the trade turnover between the two countries rose by 78% during the first four months of this year. Still, there are a number of directions in which bilateral cooperation can be expanded.

“First of all, we welcome industrial cooperation and investment cooperation between the two countries. We call on Azerbaijani business to expand trade and economic relations with Tajikistan. We are ready to show our support in this direction as a state,” the minister noted.