France is ready to cooperate with Azerbaijan in the defense sphere

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Baku / 07.30.19 / Turan: French company Alstom will provide technical assistance to the Locomotive Park CJSC of the Azerbaijan Railways. On Monday the head of the Azerbaijan Railways Javid Gurbanov and Elshan Zeynalov, the executive director of Alstom for Azerbaijan Georgia, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan signed the agreement.

The signing took place following a meeting of Azerbaijani Finance Minister Samir Sharifov with Minister of Economy and Finance of France Bruno Le Mayor in Baku.

The agreement provides for the maintenance of locomotives purchased from the company Alstom. Under the 2014 contract, the Azerbaijan Railway should receive 50 locomotives from Alstom.

At the briefing after the signing, the French minister noted that his country was interested in cooperation with Azerbaijan in the field of renewable energy and defense industry.

Bruno Le Mer said that France is considering the possibility of participating in rehabilitation of old oil and gas fields.

Samir Sharifov said that next year, companies from France will begin operations in Free Economic Zone Alyat.

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