Freight train from Xi’an arrives in Azerbaijan

A ceremony of greeting the railway container train that arrived from China to Azerbaijan was held on Saturday.

An agreement on a strategic partnership in the transport and transit sphere between the Azerbaijani company ADY Container (a subsidiary of Azerbaijan Railways) and China’s Xi’an Continental Bridge International Logistics Co. Ltd. was signed on April 24 in Beijing as part of the 2nd Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation. According to the agreement, both companies plan to send 30 container trains on the Trans-Caspian international transport route in 2019.

Azerbaijan’s Economy Minister Shahin Mustafayev, Chairman of Azerbaijan Railways CJSC Javid Gurbanov, vice-mayor of Xi’an Gao Gao and others attended a ceremony to welcome the train.

Addressing the event, Mustafayev said the arrival of the freight train was a remarkable event.

He also hailed relations between Azerbaijan and China. The minister expressed his country`s willingness to develop relations with regions of China.