Chairman of the State Customs Committee meets with Ambassador of the Swiss Confederation to Azerbaijan
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On October 16, chairman of the State Customs Committee, customs service Lieutenant-General Safar Mehdiyev met with Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Swiss Confederation to Azerbaijan Muriel Peneveyre.

Welcoming the guest, chairman of the State Customs Committee Safar Mehdiyev hailed the mutually-beneficial cooperation between Azerbaijan and Switzerland, expressed hope that the relations would further intensify.

Safar Mehdiyev said the customs also had important tasks in enhancing the bilateral relations, underlined the importance of mutual activity and exchange of experience for deepening of cooperation between the customs services of the two countries.

Chairman of the Committee said more flexible and modern governance methods were applied at the customs bodies as part of the reforms carried out under the leadership of Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev, new projects were being implemented to realize the international trade in an easier manner, ensure the citizens' satisfaction.

Safar Mehdiyev also spoke about the measures taken to upgrade the e-services, facilitate the trade, emphasized the importance of the Green corridor gating system launched this February, underlined that transparency was ensured in the customs system, measures were underway to fight corruption.

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Swiss Confederation to Azerbaijan Muriel Peneveyre said she was pleased to work in Azerbaijan, highly appreciated the current state of economic, political, cultural relations between the two countries, noted that Switzerland was interested in improving cooperation with Azerbaijan in all spheres, including customs system.

Ambassador said the reforms carried out, achievements gained in Azerbaijan's customs under the leadership of President Ilham Aliyev made great impression on her, talked about the prospects of relations between the customs services of the two countries.

Views were exchanged on a number of issues of mutual interest.

Press and Public Affairs Department of the State Customs Committee