The strategic currency reserves of Azerbaijan held by the Azerbaijan Central Bank reached US$49.6bn over the last nine months.
A spokesperson for the Azerbaijani Finance Ministry said that the reserves help protect the Azerbaijani economy from negative trends in the global economy. Reserves stood at US$ 46 billion in 2012.
source: commonspace.eu with gun.az and news.az
The Russian Foreign Minister started a visit to the region on Sunday (19 November), with a stop in Baku for talks with the Azerbaijani leadership
The long resolution listing dozens of recommendations on future engagement between the EU and the six Eastern Partnership countries was adopted at a plenary session of the Parliament ahead of the Eastern Partnership summit scheduled for 24 November in Brussels.