Bulgaria EconMin Visiting Azerbaijan on Thursday, Friday

Bulgarian Economy Minister Bozhidar Lukarski will head a delegation sent to Azerbaijan as part of a bilateral committee that will have a session on September 29-30, the government says.

The Fourth session of the Bulgarian-Azerbaijani intergovernmental committee on economic cooperation will be presided by Lukarski and Azerbaijan's Transport Minister Ziya Mamedov.

Azerbaijan's SOCAR Eyes Entering Bulgarian Oil Products Market

SOCAR is interested in entering the Bulgarian oil products market, the head of the Azerbaijani state-owned oil company has said.

"Talks are underway" with Bulgarian officials, Trend News Agency quotes Murad Heydarov, the head of SOCAR Balkan, as telling reporters.

Heydarov has also described the possibility as a "long-term project".

Azerbaijan's SOCAR wants lower price for Greek gas grid deal

Azerbaijan's state energy company, SOCAR, plans to go ahead with a deal to buy Greek natural gas pipelines operator DESFA, but says that its price should be reduced, SOCAR's president said Sept. 5.

In 2013, SOCAR agreed to buy a 66 percent stake in the crisis-hit gas supply grid operator for 400 million euros ($446.3 million).

Energy Cooperation in Focus of Bulgarian Foreign Minister's Visit to Azerbaijan

Foreign Minister Daniel Mitov, on an official visit to Azerbaijan, held talks with the country's President  Ilham Aliyev and Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov, the Bulgarian Foreign Ministry said on Friday.

Bilateral limks, energy projects and Azerbaijan's relationship with the EU were in the focus of Mitov's talks with Mamadyarov.

Turkish hoteliers accelerate promotional activities in new markets

Turkish hoteliers have sped up promotional activities in new markets in a bid to recover their expected losses in key markets, mainly European and Russian markets. 

The Hotel Association of Turkey (TÜROB) said the association recently attended tourism fairs to diversify their markets in places like Latin America, South Africa and Azerbaijan, in a written statement on April 18. 

Armenia, Azerbaijan trade accusations during cease-fire

Armenia and Azerbaijan on April 9 traded accusations over the shelling of each other's territory in violation of a days-old cease-fire aimed at halting a flareup of violence over the disputed Nagorno Karabakh region.

The two former-Soviet neighbors exchanged fire overnight but there were no reports of casualties.