Azerbaijan looks to increase freight traffic along East-West corridor
Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 14
By Huseyn Veliyev - Trend:
Azerbaijan is taking the necessary steps to increase freight traffic along the Middle Corridor of the East-West route, the Azerbaijani Deputy Economy Minister Rufat Mammadov said at a briefing in Baku Nov. 14.
Mammadov said this issue was one of the key topics discussed with the railway administration of China, during the visit of the Azerbaijani delegation to this country in the current year.
“The goods between China and Europe are transported through the "Middle Corridor" and the increase in freight traffic was the key topic of discussion in negotiations with the railway administration of China. China supports our route, and we are in specific negotiations on what steps need to be taken to further increase freight traffic,” Mammadov said.
The close coordination on this issue is conducted with Chinese and European partners, as well as with other countries, the deputy minister said.
"Azerbaijan is an active participant and initiator of international transport corridors, in particular an active participant in the East-West international transit and transport corridor. There are three transport corridors, the Northern Corridor, the Southern Corridor and our Middle Corridor. And we will organize various events in order to increase freight traffic between the East and the West along this route," Mammadov said.
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