The Messenger
April 1, 2022

Georgia, Azerbaijan, Turkey, and Kazakhstan have signed a declaration on the Trans-Caspian East-West Middle Corridor, which aims at strengthening the transit potential of the signatory states

According to the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia, the declaration underscores the significance of strengthening cooperation and integrating the Trans-Caspian East-West Corridor into the international transport system.

The document also focuses on the significant role of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) railway line in promoting competitive transport between Europe and Asia. The declaration also emphasizes the need for infrastructure investments to increase the quality of transport operations along this route.

Last year, Georgian Economy Minister Natia Turnava stated at a meeting held within the Ministerial of Transport in Turkey that Georgia’s role in the Middle Corridor is very important. She stressed that for decades, Georgia has been actively involved in various interconnection initiatives, including TRACECA, the Middle Corridor, the Black Sea-Caspian Sea Corridor, which aims to develop efficient, short, and reliable transport routes between Europe and Asia. She also stressed that Georgia has actively been developing transport infrastructure.

It is noteworthy that Kazakhstan had been in the works to redirect its export and transit cargo through alternative corridors as Russia faces international sanctions over its war against Ukraine. As Kairbek Uskenbayev, the Minister of Industry and Infrastructure Development of Kazakhstan, announced on Tuesday, export and transit cargos from Kazakhstan would be redirected to the Trans-Caspian International Transport Route (TMTM) crossing Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey….

Guram Guramishvili, the Deputy Economy Minister of Georgia announced yesterday that about two million tonnes of oil and other oil products of Kazakh origin would pass through Georgia’s oil terminal in the Black Sea town of Batumi in 2022-2023….

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Trend News Agency
March 31, 2022

Georgia, Azerbaijan, Turkey, Kazakhstan sign declaration on Trans-Caspian East-West Corridor

Georgia, Azerbaijan, Turkey and Kazakhstan have signed a quadrilateral declaration on the Trans-Caspian East-West Corridor, Trend reports via the press service of the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia.

According to the Ministry’s statement, the document emphasizes the importance of the Corridor and strengthens the integration potential of the four countries in the international transport system.

The declaration also noted the important role of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) railway line in promoting competitive transport between Europe and Asia, and stressed the importance of completing construction work to improve the capacity of the railway line.

The document also highlights the significant need for infrastructure investments to increase the quality of transport operations along this route.

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Agenda.ge
April 4, 2022

Georgian, Azerbaijani Ministers discuss bilateral cooperation in transport sectors

Priority areas of the bilateral cooperation between Georgia and Azerbaijan in various transport sectors were discussed during a meeting between Levan Davitashvili, the Georgian Economy Minister, and Rashad Nabi oglu Nabiyev, the Minister of Digital Development and Transport of the Republic of Azerbaijan, on Monday.

The sides noted “coordinated cooperation” between the countries facilitated the process of attracting cargo in the Europe-Asia transport corridor….

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Davitashvili and Nabiyev additionally talked about the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) railway and the protocol Georgia, Azerbaijan, Turkey and Kazakhstan signed over the efforts of the countries to jointly develop the transport corridor, the Ministry announced.

The increasing dynamics of containers transported via the BTK railway were also stressed during the discussion, with the two officials reviewing cooperation in the fields of communication and information technologies as well.

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