Azerbaijan, Romania, Georgia, Moldova to develop transit cargo transportation via railways





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The railway authorities of Azerbaijan, Romania, Georgia and Moldova have signed a memorandum of cooperation in transit cargo transportation, Nadir Azmammadov, spokesperson for Azerbaijan Railways CJSC.

The document was signed following the roundtable discussions on the development of the cargo transportation via the Europe-Asia corridor in Romania’s Constanta city.

The event was attended by the delegations led by head of Azerbaijan Railways CJSC Javid Gurbanov, director general of Georgian Railway JSC Mamuka Bakhtadze, director general of the ‘Railway of Moldova’ state enterprise, Iurii Topala and director general of CFR Marfa (freight operator of ‘Romanian Railways’) Georgescu Laurentiu.

“During the roundtable, the parties discussed the possibilities of organizing cargo transportation from Europe to Asia through Romania’s Constanta and Georgia’s Poti ports through Georgia, Azerbaijan and Iran and in the opposite direction,” said Azmammadov, adding that they also discussed the ways of resolving the current problems and the work done in this sphere.

He noted that the Azerbaijani delegation also held a meeting with National Secretary of the PS IGC TRACECA in Romania Maria Magdalena Grigore and discussed Azerbaijan’s transit opportunities, the potential of the transportation corridors running through the country, as well as the cooperation with Romania in this sphere.

Azmammadov added that the route running through Azerbaijan is the most beneficial one for cargo transportation and Romania shows great interest in it.