Azerbaijan is ready to provide any support to China in the cargo transportation through its territory
The delegation headed by the chairman of CJSC “Azerbaijan Railways” Javid Gurbanov, who is now in Beijing for participating in the international forum within the framework of the One-Belt One-Road strategy, met with the deputy head of the commercial administration of Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, Kun Guohua and the head of the state border crossing point of this district is Joo Dong.
At the meeting, satisfaction was expressed with the successful development of relations between Azerbaijan and China in all spheres. It was noted that the agreements reached during the state visit of President Ilham Aliyev to China in 2015 contributed to deepening cooperation between the two countries in various fields. One of the directions of cooperation, which are of great interest to both parties, is the transport sphere, including railway transport and freight traffic.
Officials of the Ningxia-Hui Autonomous Region expressed the desire to take advantage of the transport and logistics capabilities of Azerbaijan, which has an advantageous geographical location. They noted that they can use the transport corridors that pass through Azerbaijan to transport goods produced in the northern part of China, to Eastern Europe, to the Middle East, including Turkey and Georgia.
Javid Grubanov informed the officials of the Chinese Autonomous Region about the Trans-Caspian International Transport Route, the transport and logistics capabilities of Azerbaijan, including the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway, which will provide the shortest railway connection between Europe and Asia.
The head of ADY noted that Azerbaijan can make a great contribution to the implementation of China’s initiative “Economic belt of the Silk Road”, which provides for deepening economic relations between the countries located on the historical Silk Road.
Gurbanov also noted that Azerbaijan is ready to render any assistance to the Chinese side to transport cargo through Azerbaijan and invited the delegation of Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region to pay a visit to Azerbaijan for discussing related issues.