Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Sept. 6
By Huseyn Hasanov- Trend:
A quadripartite meeting on the establishment of Afghanistan-Turkmenistan-Azerbaijan-Georgia transport corridor took place in Ashgabat, the Turkmen government said Sept. 6.
"This project is aimed at providing new opportunities for the exit of the participating countries and other countries of the region to the world markets, and at the same time it aims to boost the trade and economic relations in the Eurasian space", the information reads.
It is also noted that this project will contribute to the social and economic revival of Afghanistan and its connection to major regional and international infrastructure projects.
Turkmenistan had previously expressed its interest in joining the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) transport project. Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey carry out a project on construction of a new BTK railway line, relying on the transportation of goods from China and Central Asia.
Earlier it was reported that the Minister of Trade and Industry of Afghanistan Mohammad Shaker Kargar was in Ashgabat on a working visit in August and that he discussed the development of this project with the Turkmen side.