The first multilateral meeting of the heads of Railways of 5 countries-Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan on the development of international multimodal route was held in Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan.
At the meeting, the terms of establishment and adoption of the regulations on the Coordination Committee for the development of this corridor, preparation of single tariffs on the route and transportation of cargo were discussed, relevant decisions were made. The pilot transit container train on the multimodal route is planned to be launched in the first quarter of 2020. Speaking about the importance of the corridor, Chairman of ‘’Azerbaijan Railways’’ CJSC Javid Gurbanov noted that it will benefit the participating countries.
After the speeches, multilateral and bilateral protocols were signed between the participating countries.
Within the framework of the meeting, a meeting was held between the heads of Railways of Azerbaijan and Uzbekistan. The discussions were held between the chairman of the ‘’Azerbaijan Railways’’ CJSC Javid Gurbanov and the chairman of the Board of the ‘’Uzbekistan Railways’’ Khusnutdin Khasilov. The sides discussed the development of cooperation in the field of transport, efficient use of international transport corridors, as well as increasing the volume of transit cargo. At the meeting, it was also noted that the turnover between Azerbaijan and Uzbekistan in January-November 2019 amounted to 127 thousand tons, which is 18.1 thousand tons more than in the corresponding period last year. The parties agreed on mutual increase of cargo volumes and organization of measures aimed at the development of this route.