Azerbaijan, EU to mull co-op on all types of transport (UPDATE)
Details added (first version posted on 15:27)
Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 13
By Leman Zeynalova – Trend:
Azerbaijan and the EU will hold a meeting in Baku to discuss the cooperation issues in the field of transport, Head of the EU delegation in Azerbaijan Kestutis Jankauskas told reporters in Baku Dec. 13, Trend reports.
A high-level transport dialogue will be held in Baku in February 2019.
During this meeting, development of cooperation between the two sides on all types of transport will be discussed, he added.
Jankauskas added that the aviation agreement between Azerbaijan and the EU will also be discussed at this meeting.
The signing of this agreement will give impetus to the further development of relations between the sides in the tourism sector, he added.
Presently, several routes from the East to Europe pass through the territory of Azerbaijan. Among such projects are the International North-South Transport Corridor, which is designed to transport goods from India and the Persian Gulf countries to Russia, Western Europe, the Baltic and Scandinavian countries.
In addition, the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway built at the initiative of Azerbaijan, which is part of the East-West Corridor, also allows supplying cargo to Europe. Another example is the Lapis Lazuli route, which runs from Afghanistan to Turkey and further to Europe.
Creation of a common aviation area is an initiative of the European Commission and aims to open and integrate aviation markets. This will lead to new opportunities for consumers and operators, and, most importantly, to high standards in terms of flight safety as well as air traffic management.
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