Azerbaijan is able to make a great contribution to the
implementation of China’s Silk Road Economic Belt initiative, Javid
Gurbanov, chairman of the Azerbaijan Railways CJSC, said.
Gurbanov made the remarks in Baku during bilateral meetings
within the 34th Conference of Directors General of Railways of the
Organization for Cooperation of Railways in Seoul,
Trend reports referring to the Azerbaijan Railways CJSC.
During a meeting with Sauat Mynbayev, chairman of the Kazakhstan
Railways, Gurbanov spoke about the projects being implemented on
the Azerbaijani railways, the work on the expansion of bilateral
cooperation, as well as great potential for improving efficiency of
shipment and mutual coordination within the Trans-Caspian
International Transport Route.
The issues of increasing the volume of freight transportation
between the Azerbaijani and Kazakh railways, prospects for the
development of the Trans-Caspian International Transport Route were
discussed during the meeting.
Mynbayev spoke about the prospects for bilateral cooperation
between the railways of the two countries.
Another meeting was held between Gurbanov and Liu Zhenfang,
deputy director general of the China Railway.
The prospects for the development of the Trans-Caspian
International Transport Route and its importance in the
implementation of China’s "One Belt, One Road" initiative were
discussed at the meeting
Gurbanov said that the Azerbaijani and Chinese governments
signed the Memorandum of Understanding on joint promotion of the
creation of the Silk Road Economic Belt during Azerbaijani
President Ilham Aliyev’s official visit to China in December 2015
which is important in terms of transport and transit
The Trans-Caspian International Transport Route plays an
important role in the implementation of China’s “One Belt, One
Road” initiative. The use of the potential of this corridor creates
favorable conditions for cooperation in the economic sphere, in
particular in the field of investments, trade and transit.
Azerbaijan is one of the first countries which has supported
China’s “One Belt, One Road” initiative.
Azerbaijan plays an important role in cargo transportation from
China to Europe and in the opposite direction, while the
Trans-Caspian International Transport Route, which runs through
Azerbaijan, perfectly conforms with China’s "One Belt, One Road"
Then Gurbanov spoke about Azerbaijan’s transport and logistics
potential and international transport corridors.
He stressed that the Azerbaijani side is able to make a great
contribution to the implementation of the "Silk Road Economic Belt"
initiative, which is one of the branches of the One Belt, One Road
strategy and envisages the expansion of economic ties between the
countries located on the historical "Great Silk Road".
In turn, Zhenfang thanked Gurbanov for detailed information on
the activity within the Trans-Caspian International Transport
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