A quadrilateral declaration on the Trans-Caspian East-West Middle Corridor has been signed by Georgia, Azerbaijan, Turkey and Kazakhstan, with the agreement emphasising the importance of steps to strengthen the transit potential of the signatory states, the Economy Ministry announced on Thursday.
The document points out the significance of strengthening the cooperation between the countries to integrate the Corridor into the international transport system, and the role of strengthening the development of such corridors.
The Ministry also revealed the declaration focused on the importance of the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars (BTK) railway in promoting “competitive transport” between Europe and Asia, stressing the significance of completing the construction works to improve the capacity of the railway line.
The need for infrastructure investments to increase the quality of transport operations along the route has also been highlighted in the document.
The Trans-Caspian East-West-Middle Corridor, also known as Middle Corridor, begins in Turkey and passes through the Caucasus region via Georgia, Azerbaijan and the Caspian Sea, before traversing Central Asia and reaching China. It passes by rail and road through Georgia and Azerbaijan before reaching the Caspian Sea, crossing the Caspian transit corridor and reaching China via the Turkmenistan-Uzbekistan-Kyrgyzstan or Kazakhstan route.