Discussion on cooperation opportunities with Austrian Rail Cargo Group
A meeting was held at Azerbaijan Railways CJSC with Mr. Thomas Kargl, Member of the Board Rail Cargo Austria AG.
Chairman of the Azerbaijan Railways CJSC Mr. Javid Gurbanov spoke about ongoing work to improve the transportation safety and to increase the competitiveness of freight corridors passing through the country. He said that Azerbaijan is actively involved in the implementation of international and regional transport projects. Along with the participating States, extension of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway, Trans-Caspian International Transportation Route, North-South and South-West transport corridors will play an important role in the development of other countries wishing to exploit the potential of these projects.
Also, the parties discussed cooperation issues between Austrian and Azerbaijan Railways regarding the cargo transportation in the direction of East-West and access to Asian market through the territory of Azerbaijan.
Member of the Board Rail Cargo Austria AG, Mr. Thomas Kargl noted that relations between Azerbaijan and Austria have been expanding in all areas, including economic. Austria is interested in intensifying ties and in the implementation of infrastructure projects.
Mr. Taleh Ziyadov, General Director of Baku International Sea Trade Port CJSC and Ambassador of Azerbaijan to Austria Mr. Galib Israfilov also attended the meeting.