Russia-Azerbaijan railway border crossings planned to be simplified
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 15
Yarag-Kazmalyar railway border crossing point Russia’s Republic of Dagestan can be simplified, and funds are currently allocated for improving this checkpoint, Olga Rukhullayeva, Deputy Minister of the Russian Federation for the North Caucasus, said during the Russian Investment Forum in Sochi, Trend reports via TASS.
According to her, funds were allocated this year for funding the construction works next year for the improvement of the Yarag-Kazmalyar checkpoint located not far from Derbent, adding that this will increase and simplify the passenger flow.
“It is also planned to negotiate a faster clearance of the border crossing of trains, in the same way as we have with Finland,” she said.
Rukhullayeva noted that a simplified regime of border crossing between Russia and Azerbaijan will make creating an international tourist route possible, which "will immediately stimulate tourist exchange between Azerbaijan and Russia’s Caspian regions."
The Russian Investment Forum takes place in Sochi on February 14-15. The main topic of the forum this year is the implementation of national projects.