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Azerbaijan, Ukraine seek ways to raise economic appeal of Europe-Caucasus-Asia transport corridor

 Azerbaijan, Ukraine seek ways to raise economic appeal of Europe-Caucasus-Asia transport corridorBaku is ready to discuss reviewing freight tariffs with Kyiv as part of the Europe-Caucasus-Asia transport corridor to raise its efficiency, Azeri President Ilham Aliyev said.

"We have decided to raise the economic appeal of this corridor and review the tariffs. These must be such as to suit consigners and ensure freight going in both directions in even greater volumes," Aliyev said in a joint statement with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Thursday.

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Azerbaijan is keen on developing transport cooperation with Ukraine, he said.

Some goods have already been shipped from Ukraine via Azerbaijan to Central Asia on a trial basis, the Azeri leader said.

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"We will also launch the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railroad that will become part of the Great Silk Road. This will open up new opportunities for Ukrainian companies," Ilham Aliyev said.

Azerbaijan, jointly with its partners, is working to create a North-South transport corridor, Aliyev said. "In the future, Ukraine will be able to use this path as well," the Azeri president said.
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