Relations between Azerbaijan, Georgia more than strategic partnership – FM
Baku, Azerbaijan, March 7
Relations between Azerbaijan and Georgia are more than strategic partnership, said Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov, read a tweet by Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry March 7.
Mammadyarov made the remarks at a meeting with his Georgian counterpart Mikheil Janelidze, according to the tweet.
The Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) railroad provides regional connectivity linking East and West, the minister said further.
The Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway is being constructed on the basis of a Georgian-Azerbaijani-Turkish intergovernmental agreement. It is expected to be commissioned in the second half of 2016.
The BTK's peak capacity will be 17 million tons of cargo a year. At the initial stage, this figure will be one million passengers and 6.5 million tons of cargo.