Seaports of Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan Discuss Interaction in Cargo Transportation

Seaports of Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan Discuss Interaction in Cargo Transportation
Turkmenbashi International Seaport, Turkmenbashi, Turkmenistan

Representatives of the Turkmenbashi International Seaport of and Baku International Sea Trade Port CJSC during an online meeting on Tuesday discussed the necessary coordination of activities and interaction of the ports in the transportation of containerized cargo through the ports of Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan. The sides also considered cargo transportation along the Turkmenbashi-Baku-Poti route, the Baku-based Trend news agency reports with reference to the Embassy of Turkmenistan in Baku.

The meeting participants also discussed issues of further development of cooperation between the seaports of the two countries. Focusing on the activities regarding cargo transportation, they highlighted the importance of close cooperation of sanitary-epidemiological, customs and border services of the ports during the global COVID-19 pandemic.

“The heads of the seaports outlined the necessity of strengthening close interaction and mutual support of the countries of the Caspian region in these difficult conditions. They noted the need to continue work on attracting freight traffic to maintain the stable functioning of the transport corridor, despite the difficult conditions due to the pandemic,” the Embassy said in its statement.

The officials also stressed the special importance of the further development of transport and transit infrastructure for Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan, which have a favorable geographical location.

“Based on this, the countries are consistently increasing their transport potential, initiating and implementing large international and regional projects in the field of transport, designed to bring international economic and trade cooperation to a qualitatively new level,” the Embassy said.

The online meeting of the seaports of Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan was held with the organizational support of the Embassy of Turkmenistan in Baku.