Vie-premier M. Chakiyev reported on the outcomes of working trip of Turkmenistan delegation to the Republic of Azerbaijan at the session of the Government on November 2.
It was informed that meeting with President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev took place during the visit, where the proposal on establishment of intergovernmental Turkmen – Azeri commission for transit and transport cooperation has been made. It was mentioned that great importance of international transport corridor Afghanistan – Turkmenistan – Azerbaijan – Georgia – Turkey (Lazuli Route) has also been noted.
At the same time, the delegation has bilateral working meetings during which the potential and perspectives of development of transport systems of two countries have been reviewed and proposal on joint activities on attraction of transit cargos and creation of logistic system have been made. Objectives of implementation of unified tariffs and documentation, optimization of custom procedures and other have been discussed.
Favourable geographic position of Turkmenistan stipulates its consolidating status as important transit and transport hub of regional and continental importance, President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov highlighted.
Turkmenistan is willing to be active partner and participants of the TRACEKA programme as the formation of western transport corridor from Central Asia has huge role in the context of the realization of the goals of restoration of the Silk Road, the President highlighted.
The President of Turkmenistan noted special importance of creation of international transit and transport corridor Lazuli, which running across our country, Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey would support the improvement of productive cooperation in wide geo-economic space including the regions of Central and South Asia, Caspian and Black Sea basins and Mediterranean.
In this regards, the Vice-premier was assigned to take the measures for the establishment of Intergovernmental Turkmen – Azeri Commission for discussion of the subjects of cooperation in transport sphere and detailed elaboration of timely solution of all relevant objectives.
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