Baku, Azerbaijan, March 14
By Abbas Akhundov - Trend:
Foundation of the new Diluju checkpoint between Turkey and Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic was laid, Turkish Customs and Trade Minister, Hayati Yazici wrote on his Twitter page on March 14.
He said the construction of the checkpoint should be completed by late 2014.
Yazici believes that the checkpoint will contribute to development of economies not only of the two countries, but also of the entire region.
Previously, Turkish Deputy Customs and Trade Minister, Ziya Altunyaldiz said creation of a new checkpoint will cost 34 million Turkish liras ($15.23 million).
Azerbaijan's trade turnover with Turkey amounted in 2013 to about $2 billion, decreasing by 6.13 percent over the year, according to Azerbaijani State Customs Committee.
Translated by E.A.