Agreement on trade shipping opens way to Azerbaijani and Kazakh ports

Business Materials 20 October 2011 18:41 (UTC +04:00)

Kazakhstan, Astana, Oct. 20 / Trend A. Maratov /

The agreement on "Trade shipping" was signed by Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan on Thursday. It includes the recognition of identification documents issued by bodies of the countries, assistance while rescuing other side's ships and other issues, the Kazakh transport and communications ministry said on Thursday.

According to the information, the main purpose of signing an intergovernmental agreement is to settle the legal relations arising in maritime transportation.

The first similar agreement was signed in Almaty on June 10, 1997 and lost validity in 2003.

At present, more than 5 million tons of different cargo, including oil and consumer goods transited from China via Kazakhstan are transported via the Aktau port.

The agreement was signed by Kazakh Transport and Communications Minister Berik Kamaliev and Azerbaijani Transport Minister Ziya Mammadov.