Nine trucks with goods from Afghanistan traversing the Caspian Sea en route to Turkey landed in Georgia today, announces the Ministry of Economy.
This is the first cargo load that Afghanistan has sent via the Lapis Lazuli transit route, which passes through Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan and Georgia.
The cargo arrived at the port of Baku, Azerbaijan yesterday.
Amazing! Dream come true! 9 trucks with goods from #Afghanistan traversing #Caspian Sea landed @portofbaku #Azerbaijan will drive through #Georgia with destination to #Turkey and may be the rest of Europe. #LapisLazuli https://t.co/V4lliQf9fy— Elshan Baloghlanov (@Elshanb) December 26, 2018
This is the first test shipment that carries agricultural products and cotton yarn, said Deputy Economy Minister Akaki Saghirashvili.
This is the best example of cooperation between Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey which is called the Lapis Lazuli corridor. Further development of the corridor depends on successful shipments carried out in test regime”, said Saghirashvili.
Saghirashvili said the Lapis Lazuli route will contribute to the development of Georgia’s transit potential and attract additional cargoes.
Georgia became part of the Lapis Lazuli Corridor last year, after five nations, Georgia, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan and Turkey signed a major agreement in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.