UN SUPPORTS BAKU-TBILISI-AKHALKALAKI вЂ"KARS (BTAK) PROJECT
The project for laying the railway line Baku-Tbilisi-Ahalkalaki-Kars will enable the Caspian Sea countries to transport freights and passengers from Baku to Europe via Turkey, the UNO deputy Secretary General Anvarul Choudhuri said in a statement in New-York at the 6-th meeting of the ministers of the developing countries Group, having no access to the open sea, the press center of the Foreign Ministry told Trend.
Speaking of the efficiency of the experience for the regional cooperation in South Africa Choudhuri assessed positively the negoatiations held currently between Azerbaijan, Turkey and Georgia in regard to laying the BTAK railawy section. The significance of the prioject was also noted by the Director of the CIS and the Eastern European countries Bureau of the UNO Development Program (UNDP) Kalman Meyje.
The AzerbaijanвЂ™s Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov took also part in the meeting and made there a speech. He reported on the contribution of Azerbaijan in the regional cooperation development by laying the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan oil pipeline nad the gas pipeline Baku-Tbilisi- Erzerum. The Minister informed of Azerbaijan and the countryвЂ™s priorities in regard to the forthcoming December Hong-Kong meeting in the framewotk of this organization.