February 6, 2018, in Beijing, China, a conference was held on the theme "The role of the Trans-Caspian East-West trade and transit corridor in the realization of the "Belt & Road" initiative". The event was organized by the Embassy of Azerbaijan in China.
Within the framework of the conference, the modern infrastructure, advantages and prospects of the New Silk Road, which passes through China, then logistics infrastructure of Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkey and further to Europe, as well as in the reversed direction was overviewed in details.
The conference brought together more than 200 representatives of governmental authorities, trade, transport and logistics companies of TITR (Middle Corridor), the Chinese business and scientific communities.
Representatives of the railway and maritime administrations of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Georgia and Turkey – Javid Gurbanov, Chairman of "Azerbaijan Railways" CJSC, David Peradze, General Director of "Georgian Railway" JSC, Sanzhar Yelyubayev, Vice President for Logistics of "NC "Kazakhstan Railways" JSC, Taleh Ziyadov, General Director of "Baku International Sea Trade Port" CJSC, Veysi Kurt, General Director of "TCDD" Transportation JSC (Turkish Railways), Leila Batyrbekova, Chief Marketing Officer of the International Association "TITR" acted as the speakers at the conference.
Roman Sklyar, First Vice Minister of Investments and Development of Kazakhstan, Wang Shouwen, Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Commerce of the People's Republic of China, Shahin Mustafayev, Minister of Economy and Chairman of Transit Council of Azerbaijan, Giorgi Cherkezishvili, Deputy Minister of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia, Yuksel Joskunyurek, Deputy Minister of Transport, Maritime and Communications of Turkey participated in the part of governmental authorities of the countries of TITR (Middle Corridor).
Further within the framework of the conference an Agreement on the joining of Lianyungang Port Holding Group (China) to the International Association "TITR" was signed. Earlier on November 15, 2017 in Baku (Azerbaijan) by the decision of the General Meeting of the Association Lianyungang Port Holding Group was admitted to the Association as a new associate member.
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