New checkpoint on Azerbaijan-Georgia border to expand possibilities of Silk Road
A new checkpoint to be built on the border between Azerbaijan and Georgia will further expand the possibilities of the Silk Road, Chairman of the Azerbaijani State Customs Committee Safar Mehdiyev said.
Mehdiyev made the remarks at the meeting with Georgian ambassador to Azerbaijan Zurab Pataradze in Baku on Oct. 18, the Azerbaijani State Customs Committee said.
He expressed gratification with the relations between the two countries in the customs sphere and said that business and effective relations create favourable conditions for the growth of trade turnover between the two countries and the successful implementation of projects in the field of logistics and transport.
Mehdiyev talked about the projects to modernize the customs system as part of the reforms being carried out in the country.
He spoke about the new checkpoint, to be built on the border of the two countries and which will further expand the possibilities of the Silk Road.
Mehdiyev also spoke about the joint control mechanism of the corresponding structures of both countries.
The Georgian ambassador thanked for the warm welcome and said that the economic and political relations between Azerbaijan and Georgia are developing well.
“The business and effective dialogue between the customs bodies of both countries also contributes to the development of these ties,” Pataradze said.
The ambassador touched upon the importance of the implementation of new projects in the tourism sector in both countries and spoke about the work and steps to be taken in this direction.
During the meeting it was stressed that Azerbaijan constantly supports Georgia in all spheres, and expressed confidence that these ties will develop in the future.
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