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Azerbaijan, Russia talk over reduction of freight traffic tariffs

Business Materials 8 December 2016 17:55
Railway authorities of Azerbaijan and Russia discussed several issues during a meeting in Moscow.
Azerbaijan, Russia talk over reduction of freight traffic tariffs

Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 8

By Maksim Tsurkov – Trend:

Railway authorities of Azerbaijan and Russia discussed several issues during a meeting in Moscow, Azerbaijan Railways CJSC told Trend Dec. 8.

These issues included the proposal of the Azerbaijani side on cargo transportation through the Samur-Yalama border crossing point at reduced tariffs, according to the company.

The company said that during the Moscow meeting, head of Azerbaijan Railways CJSC Javid Gurbanov and President of Russian Railways Oleg Belozerov discussed the work conducted by Azerbaijan as part of the implementation of the International North-South Transport Corridor (INSTC), the construction project of the Astara-Rasht railway in Iran’s territory, attracting additional cargo for the INSTC, as well as the state and adjustment of mutual settlements on cargo and passenger transportation between the two countries.

During the meeting, Gurbanov spoke about the implementation of the International North-South Transport Corridor project and noted that currently, the completion work is underway on the construction of the railway bridge over the Astarachay River on the border with Iran.

Oleg Belozerov, for his part, praised the work conducted by Azerbaijan on the project and noted the importance of mobilization of all efforts to attract cargo for this route.

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