Work of International Conference of Transport Ministers of the country members of Lapis Lazuli Agreement between Turkmenistan, the Republic of Azerbaijan, Georgia, the Republic of Turkey, and the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has started in the Congress Centre of Avaza National tourist zone.
The document was signed on November 15, 2017 at the ministerial session of VII the Regional Economic Cooperation Conference on Afghanistan (RECCA VII) in Ashgabat. Its adoption was an important input to the intensification of productive partnership for improvement of economic integration of the region and significant growth of trade volume.
Greetings message of President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov to the participants of International Ministerial Conference on Lapis Lazuli have been read before the start of the plenary session. It was followed by the speeches of the heads of the delegations Vice-premier of the Government of Turkmenistan Muhammethan Chakiyev, First Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Azerbaijan Yagub Eiyubov, First Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Uzbekistan Achilbay Ramatov, Minister of Transport and Infrastructure of the Republic of Turkey Mehmet Cahit Turhan, Minister of Transport and of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Mohammad Hamid Tahmasi and Deputy Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia Akakiy Sagirashvili.
Launch of test deliveries via Lazuli transport corridor, agreement on the tariffs for transit by this routes and other aspects of the project are among the main subjects of the forum.
The Conference, held under five-side Agreement, is to become another step in implementation of the project of international Lazuli transport and transit cooridor, which is aimed at the improvement of productive cooperation in geo-economic space including the regions of Central and South Asia, Caspian and Black Sea basins and Mediterranean.
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