Meeting between the heads of the Azerbaijani and Russian railways was held in Vienna
Gurbanov also held a meeting with his Russian counterpart Oleg Belozerov to discuss the development of transportation and tariffs in the directions of Samur-Akhalkalaki and Samur-Astara.
“Within the framework of the meeting, the further development of the western section of the North-South international transport corridor, issues of cargo and passenger transportation in the directions of Samur-Astara and Samur-Akhalkalaki, as well as tariff conditions and other issues were discussed,” the message said.
The North-South corridor is one of the priority international transport projects for Azerbaijan, according to Gurbanov.
The Azerbaijani side fulfilled its obligations as soon as possible: at the moment, the construction of the railway station and the unloading terminal on the territory of 35 hectares in Iranian Astara is already being completed.
In the coming months the Astara (Azerbaijan) – Astara (Iran) international railway is expected to be commissioned. The other day, the first test train consisting of six wagons, which arrived from Russia, was already launched on this line.
In his turn, Belozerov highly appreciated the work done by the Azerbaijani side within the framework of the North-South project. It is necessary to mobilize all forces to attract cargo traffic to this route, according to the head of Russian Railways.