BAKU, Azerbaijan, July 9
Tamilla Mammadova – Trend:
Georgia is a valuable partner for Bulgaria in the framework of cooperation within the Black Sea region and within the EU Neighbourhood policy, especially the Eastern Partnership initiative, the Bulgarian Ministry of transport, information technologies and communications told Trend.
"A trilateral Board of Directors has been established and technical agreements regarding the operation of railways, ferry complexes and shipping companies have been concluded. A Memorandum of Understanding between BDZ Cargo EOOD and the Georgian Railways was signed for the purpose of cooperation and joint participation in various initiatives and projects for freight transportation," the ministry noted.
As the ministry noted, in the field of road transport, the relations between the states are regulated by the Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Bulgaria and the Government of the Republic of Georgia on International Road Transport of Passengers and Cargo, signed on January 19, 1995, in Sofia, in force since June 6, 1996.
"In the field of maritime transport, an Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Bulgaria and the Government of Georgia for commercial shipping exists," the source added.
In the field of air transport, a Common Aviation Area Agreement (Comprehensive agreement) between the European Union and its Member States, on the one part, and Georgia, on the other part, exists. In accordance with that, each Party should allow each air carrier to determine the frequency and capacity of the international air transport it offers based on the commercial considerations in the market, said the source.
"Consistent with this right, neither party should unilaterally limit the volume of traffic frequency or regularity of service, or the aircraft type or types operated by the air carriers of the Other Party, except for customs, technical, operational, environmental, protection of health reasons or in the application of Article 8 (Competitive environment) of this Agreement," said the ministry.
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