New Transport Protocol to Allow Azerbaijan, Georgia Kazakhstan to Co-ordinate Tariff Issues
Azerbaijan, Baku / corr. Trend S.Aliyev / The protocol signed last week in Aktau between Azerbaijan, Georgia and Kazakhstan will allow the countries to implement a co-ordinated policy on tariffs for all kinds of cargo, a source at the Transport Ministry of Azerbaijan reported. "In addition, the document will provide an opportunity to carry out a co-ordinated transport policy and develop the corridor," the same source stated.
The co-ordinated tariff policy in the corridor will increase the flow of cargo, particularly containers, bulk packages and other kinds of cargo. Initiated by Kazakhstan to conduct the meeting and signing the document has demonstrated Kazakhstan's interest in transporting cargo via Azerbaijan and also an interest for Georgia to gain access to the Black Sea ports and transport cargos to Turkey via rail route Baku-Tbilisi-Kars.
Azerbaijan was represented at the meeting by the representatives of the Transport Ministry, State Railway Department of Azerbaijan and Azerbaijan State Caspian Shipping Company.