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EU, UN support needed to modernize Azerbaijan-Georgia border checkpoint (UPDATE)

Business Materials 5 May 2016 16:07
Azerbaijan needs support from the EU and the UN for modernizing the Sadigli checkpoint on the border with Georgia in the future.

Details added (first version posted on 13:40)

Baku, Azerbaijan, May 5

By Anvar Mammadov - Trend:

Azerbaijan needs support from the EU and the UN for modernizing the Sadigli checkpoint on the border with Georgia in the future, said Aydin Aliyev, head of Azerbaijan's State Customs Committee May 5.

He was addressing a conference dedicated to the project for supporting the development of the Red Bridge border checkpoint between Azerbaijan and Georgia.

Six border checkpoints operate between Azerbaijan and Georgia. They are Sadigli, Sinig Korpu (Red Bridge), Candargol, Mazimchay, Mughanli and Boyuk Kesik.

"We hope that we will also be able to modernize the Sadigli border checkpoint in the future with the support of the EU and the UN," added Aliyev. "We need the support for turning that checkpoint into an international cargo transportation corridor."

He also noted that the EU and the UN have repeatedly rendered support to Azerbaijan's customs system.

"I would like to recall that Azerbaijan's main customs document - the Customs Code - was worked out with the direct financial support of the EU and the assistance of the UN office in Azerbaijan," said Aliyev.

"Moreover, the UN and the EU are currently rendering assistance in the modernization of the Red Bridge border checkpoint and constantly organize trainings for the employees of customs authorities," he added.

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