ASPECTS OF CARGO TRAFFIC BY AFGHANISTAN – TURKMENISTAN – AZERBAIJAN ROUTE ARE DISCUSSED

Trilateral online meeting of representatives of transport sphere of Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan and Afghanistan has been held. During video conference, the sides have reviewed the issues of implementation of international transit and transport corridor Afghanistan – Turkmenistan – Azerbaijan – Georgia – Turkey (Lapis Lazuli).

The agenda of the meeting included issues of optimization of transport and logistic process, establishment equal economic and financial terms for all members, development of single pricing policy for cargo traffic on Afghanistan – Turkmenistan – Azerbaijan route and back.

Appointment of single operator from each side and establishment of through basic rate have also been discussed. Transport and Logistic Centre of Turkmenistan OJSC has been appointed as the main operator from Turkmenistan. The participants have agreed on measures for increment of cargo traffic on Lapis Lazuli corridor. Next meeting is planned to be held in the end of September.