(MENAFN- Trend News Agency) LEIPZIG, Germany, May 26. Turkmenistan and
Azerbaijan are key points on the Middle Corridor (Trans-Caspian
International Transport Route) through which transit from China to
Europe will pass, Deputy Director General of the Agency for
Transport and Communications under the Cabinet of Ministers of
Turkmenistan Batyr Annaev told trend .
"Our countries are in close contact and actively cooperate in
the field of growth in transit cargo transportation," Annaev
According to him, Baku and Ashgabat held talks on further
expansion of cooperation in the transport sector.
"Turkmenistan is making efforts to implement transit along
several routes. These are the Middle Corridor, the Lapis Lazuli
Corridor, and individual international projects," the official
explained. "Recently, for example, there were negotiations between
our representatives and delegations from other Central Asian
countries along the CASCA + route."
"Our goal is to agree as soon as possible on the unification of
transportation tariffs and the establishment of railway
infrastructure and container traffic to increase freight traffic,"
Besides, according to him, the development of transit traffic
will create more opportunities for both Turkmenistan and
"We have many points of contact on these issues. I cannot but
mention the Turkmenbashi-Baku ferry line: this route is ready to
contribute to international transit," the official stressed.
Trans-Caspian International Transport Route starts from
Southeast Asia and China, runs through Kazakhstan, the Caspian Sea,
Azerbaijan, Georgia and further to European countries
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