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On Friday transport ministers Igor Levitin of Russia and Zia Makhmedov of Azerbaijan have signed the protocol of transport cooperation talks.
Meeting in Baku, they voiced satisfaction over the results of their talks held during Levitin's two-day working visit. In the protocol, the sides give a positive assessment of the present transport contacts and note the need of having regular meetings to resolve transport problems, develop cooperation for improving transport communications and the infrastructures. In a bid to attract additional cargo flows the sides underline the importance of setting up a working group to prepare a transport agreement between the two ministries. The sides also wish to cooperate closer in developing the West-East and North-South international transport routes. The Russian side informs of having carried out the required interstate procedures for involving Azerbaijan in the international transport route North-South. Also, the sides have agreed to prepare an agreement on international combined transportation between the governments of the two countries. Seeking an increase in the throughput capacity of the Yalama-Samur railway passing point, the sides note the need of boosting the conclusion of a railway agreement between the two ministries, ensuring round-the-clock operation of the passing point. The protocol also says that laying of the fibre cable on the railway sections Makhachkala-Samur and Yalama-Baku is to be sped up. The sides think it feasible to prepare for signing the agreement on merchant shipping cooperation between the two governments. The Russian side stresses the need of continuing preparation of the agreement on merchant shipping in the Caspian Sea between the Caspian countries - Azerbaijan, Russia, Kazakhstan, Iran and Turkmenistan. Agreement has been reached to set up a joint working group to consider problems and prepare moves to raisethe efficiency of using the Caspian and the Russian inland waters and waterways towards the ensurance of merchant shipping between Russia and Azerbaijan.
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