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Azerbaijan Interested In Russian MC-21 Planes
MC-21 Airliner (File image)

Azerbaijan is interested in buying 10 Russian MC-21 planes, Russian deputy prime minister said adding Moscow hopes to sign a contract by February 2017.

"Azerbaijan is interested in buying Russian MC-21 planes. And after the first flight of this plane - we plan it will take place either at the end of this year or at the beginning of the next year - we want to sign a contract for at least ten MC-21 planes in February," Rogozin was quoted as saying by Tass on Monday after talks between the leaders of Russia, Azerbaijan and Iran.

Apart from that, Moscow and Baku discussed Azerbaijan’s plans to buy Ruslan An-124 planes. "It is a serious deal and it will be stricken already next year," he said.

The Russian deputy prime minister noted that despite a decline in economic cooperation in the monetary terms in the past 12 to 18 months, physical volumes of cooperation are still preserved. And to encourages further growth "we are developing cooperation in non-traditional sector, such as industry and high technologies," although the focus in the previous years was on agriculture, Rogozin noted.

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