ECONOMY


8 million tons of cargo was transported from Turkic-speaking countries through Azerbaijan last year, President

Baku, October 16, AZERTAC

“The transport cooperation among our countries, historically located on the ancient Silk Road, is one of the important directions, of course. Azerbaijan is an active participant in the East-West transport corridor,” said President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev as he addressed the 7th Summit of the Cooperation Council of the Turkic-Speaking States in Baku.

“The Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway, commissioned in October 2017, is our joint contribution to the restoration of the historic Silk Road. The cargo handling capacity of the Baku International Sea Port is 15 million tons of cargo and 100,000 containers. If necessary, the cargo handling capacity of the port can be increased to 25 million tons and 1 million containers. Azerbaijan as a reliable transit country continues its efforts to facilitate the access of Turkic-speaking countries to world markets. In 2018, 8 million tons of cargo was transported from Turkic-speaking countries through Azerbaijan,” President Ilham Aliyev added.

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