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According to the Ural Customs Administration, the foreign trade turnover between the Tyumen region and the Republic of Azerbaijan for 2019 amounted to 3 161.27 thousand US dollars, of which export - 3 128.01 thousand US dollars, import - 33.26 thousand US dollars. USA.

In comparison with the same period last year, trade grew by 12% due to an increase in products exported to Azerbaijan.

For reference: trade turnover with Azerbaijan in 2018 amounted to 2,813.85 thousand US dollars, of which export - 2,237.48 thousand US dollars, import - 576.37 thousand US dollars.

The predominant product groups in the export structure are: 44 group of foreign trade activities “Glued plywood and similar materials from laminated wood”, 73 group of foreign trade activities “Products from ferrous metals”, 85 group of foreign trade activities “electric machines and equipment”. In the structure of imports, the 20 group of foreign trade activities is “Fruit and vegetable juices”.

A number of enterprises in the region already have partners in Azerbaijan, including through participation in international exhibitions, business missions and the assistance of the Export Support Center of the Tyumen region. Their products are delivered to Azerbaijan by the Tyumen Plywood Mill, Benat LLC, IPF SibNA JSC, Unigrain LLC and others.

In 2019, Sokar Energoresurs LLC, a subsidiary of the Azerbaijan State Oil Company SOCAR, became a shareholder of the Antipinsky Oil Refinery.

International contacts

On January 26, 2015, the Tyumen region, the city of Tyumen paid a working visit to the Consul General of the Republic of Azerbaijan in Yekaterinburg Sultan Magomed oglu Gasymov. Within the framework of the visit, S. Gasimov met with the Tyumen regional public organization “All-Russian Azerbaijan Congress” of the Azerbaijani diaspora, as well as with representatives of the Government of the Tyumen region. At a meeting with the Governor of the Tyumen Region Vladimir Yakushev, promising projects and plans were discussed to further strengthen trade, economic and cultural ties between the Tyumen region and Azerbaijan.

March 4, 2016 - Advisor to the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan took part in the III Tyumen Investment Forum. Following the results of this visit, the Azerbaijani side suggested considering the organization of a meeting of representatives of tourism companies and signing a memorandum of cooperation in the field of tourism between the relevant structures of Azerbaijan and the Tyumen region.

On March 23, 2016 in Moscow, a memorandum of cooperation and interaction was signed on creating favorable conditions for the sustainable development of bilateral relations between the Regional Association of Tyumen Tourism Organizations and the Azerbaijan Tourism Association. The document provides for joint work in the following areas:

-organization of effective interaction of the Tyumen region and the Republic of Azerbaijan in the implementation of activities in the field of tourism development;

-interaction in the field of exchange of experience in the development of tourism activities;

- exchange of information on the development of tourism activities.

In the period from October 31 to November 2, 2016, a working visit of the official and business delegation of the Tyumen region, headed by the Governor of the region V.V. Yakushev to the Republic of Azerbaijan. The delegation includes representatives of executive authorities and heads of several dozen leading industrial enterprises. More than 30 people. The main purpose of the visit was the establishment and development of partnerships and mutually beneficial cooperation of the Tyumen region with Azerbaijan.

On November 1, a delegation of the Tyumen region took part in the Seventh Russian-Azerbaijani Forum of Interregional Cooperation. The purpose of the forum is the development of economic, scientific, technical, cultural and political cooperation between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Azerbaijan, the establishment and strengthening of ties between countries, the development of joint business, trade, economic and investment relations. Governor of the Tyumen region V.V. At a plenary meeting, Yakushev made a presentation on the economic development and investment attractiveness of the Tyumen region. Representatives of Tyumen enterprises participated in round tables on areas of activity, as well as in the exchange of contacts with Azerbaijani companies in order to establish new business ties. On the same day, V.V.Yakushev with the Prime Minister of Azerbaijan Arthur Rasizade, and negotiations with the President of the largest Azerbaijani state oil and gas company SOCAR Rovnag Abdullayev.

On November 2, the Governor of the Tyumen region held a series of official meetings with the Minister of Economy of the Republic of Azerbaijan Shahin Mustafayev and the Minister of Agriculture of the Republic of Azerbaijan Heydar Asadov. The meetings also discussed two important and promising areas for cooperation with the business of Azerbaijan for the Tyumen region. The Tyumen region came up with a proposal to the authorities of the republic on the construction of a wholesale distribution center for fruits and vegetables in the Tyumen region. The second important aspect is the promotion of Tyumen engineering plants and their products on the Azerbaijani market. The region is ready to establish mutually beneficial cooperation of oil and gas companies of Azerbaijan with the Tyumen enterprises producing world-class quality products.

Also, the delegation of the Tyumen region took part in the Caspian European Club business forum in Baku, where participants of the Caspian Club - representatives of large Azerbaijani companies, the diplomatic corps, international organizations - discussed prospects for cooperation with the Tyumen region in various sectors of the economy. ( Caspian European Club (Caspian Business Club) is the largest and dynamically developing organization that unites more than five thousand companies and organizations from 50 countries of the world that operate in the territory of the Caspian-Black Sea and Baltic regions. The President of Azerbaijan since its foundation has been the Chairman of the Caspian European Club Republic of Ilham Aliyev).At a business forum, among promising sectors for cooperation, projects related to hydrocarbon raw materials, oilfield services, net processing, mechanical engineering, and training of specialists were discussed. The possibilities of expanding trade and sharing experience in the construction industry were examined. TOCHK Gahramanov, Vice President for Strategic Development of SOCAR Oil Company, expressed readiness to cooperate with business circles of the Tyumen region.

As part of a two-day visit, the delegation of the Tyumen region also visited the Sumgait Technology Park in Sumgait, held talks at the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Azerbaijan, the Tourism Association of Azerbaijan, and visited the Azerbaijan Diplomatic Academy.

Between May 25-29, 2017A press tour of the Azerbaijani media to the cities of Tyumen and Tobolsk took place. The delegation consisted of correspondents from leading media in Azerbaijan: IA Interfax, IA Sputnik Azerbaijan, IA Pozitsiya, Vesti.Az, Report, Azeri.Today, Salamnews, Haqqin.Az . During the visit, I got acquainted with the economy of the Tyumen region, its investment and tourism potential, the development of education and culture. The delegation members visited the sites of the Industrial Parks of the Tyumen region, visited a number of large industrial enterprises, the Federal Center for Neurosurgery, cultural and historical sites of the regions. Meetings were held with colleagues from the Tyumen media, representatives of the regional branch of the All-Russian Public Organization "All-Russian Azerbaijan Congress" and the Azerbaijani Diaspora Alizade.

In order to expand trade and economic cooperation of the Tyumen region with Azerbaijan, in 2018, mutual visits of official and business delegations were carried out:

On May 29-June 1, 2018, the Export Support Center of the Tyumen Region organized a visit of regional entrepreneurs to Azerbaijan to participate in the 25th Anniversary International Exhibition “Caspian Oil and Gas-2018” in Baku. Oil and gas companies presented their goods and services at an international exhibition, held b2b negotiations.

In September 2018, Mustafayev Alekper , a permanent member of the State Commission for the Development of Business Incubators under the Ministry of Economy of the Republic of Azerbaijan, took part in the forum “Meeting of Successful Entrepreneurs”, organized by the regional branch “Support of Russia”.

On October 22-26, 2018, the delegation of the Tyumen region took part in the 24th Azerbaijan International Construction Exhibition “BakuBuildAzerbaijan 2018”. Construction enterprises presented their products at a collective exhibition stand, held a series of meetings with representatives of the business community, as well as representatives of the Trade Representation of the Russian Federation and REC Center in Baku. At the meetings, promising areas of cooperation were identified, as a result of which further negotiations were held on the supply of products.

In particular, negotiations were held on the implementation of a joint project on the construction of a wholesale distribution center in the Tyumen Region, following which in November 2018 an Azerbaijani company interested in implementing the project visited Tyumen to inspect the site and discuss the project.

On July 18, 2019, the leadership of the state oil company of the Republic of Azerbaijan SOCAR paid a visit to the Tyumen region. The purpose of the visit is the development and strengthening of investment and trade and economic cooperation, the expansion of partnerships between the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Tyumen region.

On August 13-16, 2019, a business mission of the Tyumen region to the Republic of Azerbaijan took place with the aim of expanding trade, economic and investment cooperation, promoting the goods of Tyumen manufacturers.

Within the framework of the visit, meetings were held with potential partners and customers, negotiations were held with manufacturing companies from the Republic of Azerbaijan on the possibility of locating production in the Tyumen region, and creating a wholesale distribution center in the food industry in the region. The Agency for Development of Small and Medium Businesses of Azerbaijan discussed the establishment of partnerships and cooperation relations, the business mission of the Republic of Azerbaijan in the Tyumen region. Negotiations with the Trade Representative of the Russian Federation in the Republic of Azerbaijan E.A. Tlyabichev on the issue of promoting the products of Tyumen companies, assisting in the formation of the business mission of the Republic of Azerbaijan in the Tyumen region.

On August 23, 2019, a working visit of the leadership of the state oil company of the Republic of Azerbaijan SOCAR to the Tyumen region took place. At the meeting of the Governor of the Tyumen region A.V. Moora with the General Director of LLC SOKAR Energoresurs F.I. Jafarov’s parties discussed areas of mutually beneficial cooperation, promising joint projects, expanding partnerships between Tyumen and Azerbaijan enterprises. Agreements were reached on continuing investment and economic cooperation in the field of oil refining.

September 16-18, 2019 visit of the Consul General of the Republic of Azerbaijan to Yekaterinburg Iskenderov Ilgar Fazil oglu to the Tyumen region.

Representatives of the Consulate General of the Republic of Azerbaijan took part in the main industry event of Russia - the Tyumen Oil and Gas Forum.

The visit program also included: inspection of the specialized exhibition of innovative projects “OIL and GAS. Fuel and Energy Complex - 2019 ”, meetings with management and a visit to the wholesale and retail center“ South ”, JSC“ Antipinsky Oil Refinery ”.

During a meeting with Deputy Governor of the Tyumen Region V.M. Vakhrin discussed the prospects of cooperation between the Tyumen region and the Republic of Azerbaijan in the trade, economic and social humanitarian fields. Bilateral interest was noted in strengthening partnerships between Tyumen and Azerbaijan companies, regular interaction within the framework of business missions.

On September 17-19, 2019, a reverse business mission from Azerbaijan was organized. The delegation included the heads of Azneftemash, the country's largest manufacturer of special machinery and equipment for the oil and gas industry, the GlobalEnergy Azerbaijan oil company and industrial enterprises.

As part of the business mission, a visit was made to Tyumen export-oriented factories: HMS-Neftemash and Tyumen pumps Schlumberger.

During the meetings, the companies agreed to export Schlumberger electric submersible borehole pumps and spare parts for them.

The Azerbaijani business mission took part in the Tyumen Oil and Gas Forum, assessed the region’s export potential in the field of oil refining and oilfield services. Representatives of Global Energy Azerbaijan have assembled a database of contacts of enterprises with interesting innovative developments, including residents of the Tyumen Technopark.

On October 22-25, 2019, a delegation of the Tyumen region took part in the 25th BakuBuild International Construction Exhibition. The delegation included representatives of construction enterprises, chairman of the All-Russian Azerbaijan Congress in the Tyumen region Fizuli Burjuyev.

Tyumen presented the region’s investment potential at the Agency for the Development of Small and Medium Business of the Republic of Azerbaijan, visited the Sumgait Technology Park (the oil sector of Azerbaijan).

Within the framework of the business program, a round table was held with the CaspianBusinessclub-club of entrepreneurs of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the investment potential of the Tyumen region was presented.

On November 23, 2019, the Deputy Governor of the Tyumen Region, the head of the Representative Office of the Government of the Tyumen Region in the state authorities of the Russian Federation (Moscow) E.M. took part in the Tenth Russian-Azerbaijan Interregional Forum. Bakiev, Head of the Department of Finance and Investment Programs of the Representative Office of the Government of the Tyumen Region in the state authorities of the Russian Federation V. B. (Moscow) Khazbievich.

According to state statistics (based on the 2010 census), 8,282 representatives of Azerbaijani nationality live in the Tyumen region. The main territories for the resettlement of Azerbaijanis are: Tyumen, Tobolsk, Ishim, Yalutorovsk, as well as the Nizhnetavdinsky, Tyumen regions.

In order to preserve and develop the Azerbaijani culture, traditions, customs, study the native language, strengthen interethnic relations, as well as friendly relations with Azerbaijanis living in other regions of Russia, the Tyumen regional branch of the All-Russian Public Organization carried out its activities in the region from 2001 to 2017 “The All-Russian Azerbaijan Congress” (chairman - Burjuy Fizuli Musayevich).

This public organization provided legal support to immigrants, assistance in paperwork, in resolving issues of labor relations, socio-cultural and social adaptation, participated in the work of the Public Chamber of the Tyumen Region.

During the period of its activity, the Tyumen regional branch of the All-Russian Azerbaijan Congress, with the support of the Government of the Tyumen region, organized and conducted more than 200 humanitarian and cultural events.

In December 2017, the public organization of the Association of Peoples of Azerbaijan “Odlar Yurdu” was created in the Tyumen region (chairman of the board is F. Burjuev).

The Tyumen Oblast Public Organization of the Association of Peoples of Azerbaijan “Odlar Yurdu” pays special attention to educational work in the youth sphere and the migrant environment. With the support of the Government of the Tyumen region, the organization holds various sports and national-cultural events, participates in the implementation of such international projects of the Tyumen region as: the regional festival of national cultures "Friendship Bridge", the regional festival-competition of children's art "Rainbow", Days of the Peoples of the Caucasus and Transcaucasia that have become traditional, reinforcing the principles of good neighborly relations in our multinational society, as well as in all-Russian patriotic actions.

The organization also takes an active part in international meetings and events: in congresses of world Azerbaijanis, in economic forums of Azerbaijan and Russia.

The life and work of Tyumen Azerbaijanis is covered in the regional media on the pages of the magazine World of Nationalities, in the newspaper Tyumen Oblast Today, in the scientific and methodological and repertoire-informational almanac National Cultures of the Region.

In the universities of the Tyumen region in 2019-2020 academic year In full-time and part-time forms 107 students from Azerbaijan study .

Areas of intensification of Russian-Azerbaijani interregional cooperation:

The promising areas of cooperation identified joint projects in the field of oil and gas engineering, health care, education and tourism development, in the development of new technologies in the oil and gas service, oil refining, the possibility of exchanging experience in the construction industry, expanding mutual trade.