Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Georgia, Turkey sign transport agreement

Business Materials 9 October 2012 17:09 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, Oct. 9 /Trend E.Ismayilov/

Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Georgia and Turkey will sign two documents within the Silk Wind project, TRACECA national secretary from Azerbaijan Akif Mustafayev reported to Trend on Tuesday.

The purpose of Silk Wind project is establishment of the high speed block train route, multimodal transport with advanced system of preliminary information exchange to involve freights transport to Europe Caucasus Asia corridors.

According to Mustafayev, the first document is a memorandum of mutual understanding between transport ministries of 4 countries, an agreement on development of multimodal transportations.

These documents are currently being developed, in particular, internally coordinated.

"Silk Wind project is practically an addition to Baku Tbilisi Kars railway , construction of which is in process," Mustafayev added.

In Mustafayev's opinion, memorandum of mutual understanding between ministries of four countries could be signed early next year, the agreement on development of multimodal transportations - during next intergovernmental TRACECA conference, which will take place in Dushanbe in May 2013.

TRACECA is an international transport cooperation program between the EU and its Partner countries in Eastern Europe, South Caucasus and Central Asia. It has a permanent Secretariat in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Currently, TRACECA member states are Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Armenia, Moldova, Romania, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Turkey, Ukraine and Iran