A trilateral online meeting of the heads of the interdepartmental group of Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan and Afghanistan established to expand the capabilities of the Lapis Lazuli route through cooperation in the sector of transport and communication took place on Saturday.
According to the Turkmen Foreign Ministry’s press release, the Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan in charge of the transport and communication sector Bayramgeldi Ovezov, Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Azerbaijan Shahin Abdulla oglu Mustafayev and the Acting Chairman of the Central Bank of Afghanistan Ajmal Ahmadi participated in the meeting.
The meeting participants noted the efficiency of cooperation in the given format and considered the outcomes of collaboration in the past period. The sides exchanged views on joint actions for 2021.
Upon the results of the meeting, the officials signed the Roadmap of cooperation on Lapis Lazuli route.
The Transit and Transport Cooperation Agreement between Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkey and Afghanistan (Lapis Lazuli) was signed in November of 2017 during the ministerial session of the VII Regional Economic Cooperation Conference on Afghanistan (RECCA VII) held in Ashgabat.