Ambassador talks importance of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan ports co-op
BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 20
By Nargiz Sadikhova - Trend:
In current coronavirus-related difficult period, coordination activities and interaction of ports of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan are more important than ever, Turkmenistan’s Ambassador to Azerbaijan Mekan Ishangulyyev said, Trend reports.
Ishangulyyev made the statement during a meeting between representatives of Azerbaijan’s Port of Baku, Turkmenistan’s Turkmenbashi port, and Kazakhstan’s Kuryk and Aktau ports.
Issues of determining the goals of further cooperation development between the seaports of Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan were discussed during the meeting.
Commenting on the importance of cooperation between the sanitary-epidemiological, customs and border services of countries during the COVID-19 pandemic, Ishangulyyev said that the pandemic has affected many countries, and it is impossible to counteract it alone.
He added that the interaction and mutual support of the countries of the Caspian region in these difficult conditions should be further strengthened.
An important ‘thread of life’ are transport corridors, which continued to operate and work under these conditions, the ambassador said.
He emphasized that the work to maintain stable operation of these transport corridors, despite the difficult conditions on the backdrop of the pandemic, and to consider new possible routes will be continued.
Parties also discussed topical issues such as strengthening work on the electronic exchange of information between ports; synchronization of ports on quarantine, specific terms and conditions in each port; preliminary informing the ports on the introduction of restrictions on certain types of cargo or drivers from the countries most affected by COVID-19 and other issues.
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