The Ambassador of Switzerland has visited the CESD

The Ambassador of Switzerland has visited the CESD

The Center for Economic & Social Development welcomed H.E. the Ambassador of Switzerland to Azerbaijan Philipp Stalder on 22 February, 2017. This first visit of his Excellency to the think tank let the team of CESD introduce the structure of the center, mission and research papers that they are conducting. Dr. Vugar Bayramov provided an analysis of the current financial and economic situation in the country involving relevant figures.

Ms. Cristina Juan Carrion, senior researcher of CESD, offered a presentation on transport corridors that involve Azerbaijan, an analysis of the development, capacity of different infrastructures (Alat Free Trade Zone, Port of Baku, railways and roads) and the potential of Azerbaijan for the coming years in the transport and trade sectors. The discussions focused on international politics and the impact that they have for the development and the well-functioning of the corridors, challenges and opportunities for the private sector.

Mr. Ahmad Alili, senior researcher of CESD, focused on structural reforms in Azerbaijan and shared his views on perspective developments.

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