The working visit of the Turkmen delegation headed by Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan Mamedhan Chakyev to Azerbaijan took place on 30 of October, reported on the website of the Ministry of foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan.
The delegation of Turkmenistan was received by the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev. During the meeting, bilateral relations were discussed, including the development of cooperation in the transport sector.
The participants of the talks noted the great potential for expanding cooperation in the transport, transit, logistics sectors through the use of the most modern transport infrastructure available in Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan.
The visit also included a bilateral meeting of the heads of transport agencies of Turkmenistan and Azerbaijan. The Azerbaijani delegation was headed by Minister of economic development Shahin Mustafayev.
The Minister of economy of Azerbaijan shared his views on the development of cooperation in the discussed area and the expansion of direct and long-term contacts between transport and logistics structures. According to Mustafayev, the Azerbaijani-Turkmen route is safe and accessible, and other countries can also use it.
In turn, Deputy Prime Minister M. Chakyev noted that cooperation between the two countries is developing, and the current visit will also be significant in terms of expanding ties in the field of transport and transit transport.
During the meeting, the parties exchanged views on the expansion of bilateral transport and transit opportunities.
Bilateral meetings were also held between state organizations related to the transport sector.
It should be noted that recently a delegation of Turkmenistan headed by Deputy Prime Minister and foreign Minister Rashid Meredov paid a working visit to Baku. At the inter-Ministerial consultations, the parties noted the need to increase the volume of cargo transportation between the international sea ports of Turkmenbashi and Baku.
Transport and transit is one of the main areas of cooperation between Baku and Ashgabat, given that both countries are members of the TRACECA international corridor. In addition, the effectiveness of the Caspian harbors of Turkmenbashi and Baku, the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway line in the Eurasian transit cargo transportation scheme largely depends on the level of interaction between the transport agencies of Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan.