Azerbaijan, Baku, August 15 /Trend H.Valiyev/
Azerbaijan has introduced the draft resolution on creation of Trans-Eurasian Information Super Highway (TASIM) to the consideration of the UN General Assembly, Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov said on Thursday, Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry's report said.
The minister made the remarks during his speech at the foreign ministers' meeting in Azerbaijani city of Gabala, within the framework of the third Summit of Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States.
According to Mammadyarov, the draft document, named "A more advanced connection and development of cooperation to create telecommunications transit routes" is a continuation of the resolution No. 67/194, adopted earlier on TASIM project, which acts as a platform for simplification of international cooperation and sustainable development in the sphere of the use of information and communication technologies.
"We highly appreciate Turkic-speaking countries' support, provided for the TASIM project, and we are confident in future cooperation towards the establishment of the Eurasian Connection Union" Mammadyarov said.
TASIM is a regionally significant project aimed at laying trans-national fibre-optic lines covering Eurasian countries, from Western Europe to Eastern Asia.
The project envisages the creation of a major transit line from Frankfurt to Hong Kong.
The network that brings together the biggest information exchange centres of Europe and Asia, will run through the territories of Azerbaijan, Turkey, Georgia, China, Kazakhstan to Germany.
An alternative north transit communication line will be laid through the territories of Russia, Ukraine and Poland.
Currently, the TASIM project includes such countries as Russia (Rostelecom), Kazakhstan (KazTransCom), Turkey (TurkTelecom), China (ChinaTelecom), as well as Azerbaijani Azertelekom.
The project is aimed at reducing poverty, accelerating economic growth. It may also play a leading role in region's development.
The TASIM project is meant to connect 20 countries. Its implementation will allow eliminating the "information gap" between Western Europe and countries of Pacific Basin.
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