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Uzbekistan, Georgia talk freight growth within Middle Corridor

Economy Materials 27 October 2023 15:29 (UTC +04:00)
Uzbekistan, Georgia talk freight growth within Middle Corridor
Maryana Ahmadova
Maryana Ahmadova
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BAKU, Azerbaijan, October 27. Uzbekistan and Georgia have discussed the expansion of the Trans-Caspian International Transport Route (TITR), Trend reports.

The issue was reviewed at the meeting between Georgia's Vice Prime Minister and Minister of Economy Levan Davitashvili and Uzbekistan's Minister of Transport Ilkhom Makhkamov on the sidelines of the Silk Road Forum in Tbilisi.

During the meeting, the parties discussed the priority areas of bilateral economic cooperation, with a particular focus on transportation and logistics.

The Uzbek side expressed its will to increase freight turnover along TITR, or the so-called Middle Corridor, which is the shortest route between Europe and Asia. Uzbekistan's minister also showed interest in Georgia's logistics capabilities.

Meanwhile, within the forum, an agreement was reached that a joint company will be established in Georgia, consisting of the railway companies of Georgia, Azerbaijan, and Kazakhstan, that will enhance the capabilities of this transport route.

The Middle Corridor, a transportation and trade pathway, links Asia and Europe as it traverses numerous countries within the region. It provides an alternative to the conventional Northern and Southern Corridors.

Beginning in China, it spans across Central Asian nations like Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Turkmenistan. Subsequently, it extends through the Caspian Sea, Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Türkiye before reaching the European continent.

This strategic Middle Corridor offers a land-based connection between the eastern regions of Asia, including China, and Europe, offering a shorter path compared to lengthy maritime routes.

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