Azerbaijan, US mull development of historic ‘Silk Road’
Baku, Azerbaijan, July 23
Azerbaijan's Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov received Richard Hoagland, the US Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for South and Central Asian Affairs on July 23.
The Foreign Ministry of Azerbaijan told Trend that the cooperation in transportation and energy industry were discussed during the meeting.
Hoagland, noting that he supports his country's initiative for the development of the 'Silk Road', said Azerbaijan is playing an important role in this regard.
He said the realization of these initiatives will serve to the stability, prosperity and development of cooperation in the Eurasia.
Mammadyarov, for his part, said that Azerbaijan is carrying out a consistent work to enhance the capacity of the transport infrastructure as an important element of the strategy of development of the non-oil sector.
In this context, Mammadyarov noted the importance of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway and the new Baku International Sea Trade Port.
The minister said Azerbaijan has made a significant contribution to the development of the railway, land, sea, air as well as information and communication segments of the historic 'Silk Road'.
During the meeting the parties also shared opinions on the ties between Azerbaijan and the US, and discussed the issues of mutual interest.