Azerbaijan, Baku, March 18 / Trend E. Ismayilov /
About 1,000-1,500 containers with humanitarian cargo are transported to Afghanistan every month within the transport corridor TRACECA (Europe-Caucasus-Asia), TRACECA National Secretary from Azerbaijan Akif Mustafayev said. Today, the second meeting of the working group on development of cargo transport to Afghanistan through the Caucasus is held in Baku. It is organized by the Azerbaijani Ministry of Transport and the International Road Transport Union (IRU).
"The role of Azerbaijan in the implementation of traffic is great," Mustafayev said.
According to him, the transport of humanitarian cargo is implemented via the Black Sea, Georgia and Azerbaijan.
At present, humanitarian aid is transported by two routes. It is a northern route through Russia and Central within TRACECA.
Currently, TRACECA member-states include Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Armenia, Moldova, Romania, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Turkey, Ukraine and Iran.
IRU is a worldwide organization dealing with the problems of vehicles in 68 countries on 4 continents. IRU was founded in 1948. The headquarter is situated in Geneva (Switzerland). There are two representative offices in Brussels and Moscow. They conduct and coordinate IRU policy respectively in the European Union and the Commonwealth of Independent States. IRU's major task is to protect the interests of industry and the organization of international cooperation in the field of freight and passenger vehicles in the interest of harmonious and sustainable development of world economy .