Azerbaijan invites Huawei and China Telecom to participate in laying fiber-optic cable line on Caspian Sea bottom

28.02.2019,13:14


February 28, Fineko/abc.az. Minister of Transport, Communications & High Technologies Ramin Guluzade is visiting Beijing for participation in the 7th meeting of the Azerbaijan-China Intergovernmental Commission on Trade & Economic Cooperation.

Within the framework of the visit Guluzade together with Commission’s co-chair and Economy Ministr Shahin Mustafayev held a meeting with the management of Huawei.

"Presentation of Huawei’s new production technologies covering various spheres was held during the meeting. The parties also exchanged views on expansion of Company's activity in Azerbaijan. The sides raised the matter of possible participation of the company in the laying of fiber-optic cable line along the bottom of the Caspian Sea in the direction of Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan, via which it will be possible in the future to provide Afghanistan with Internet access through Turkmenistan," it was reported.

Within his visit Minister Guluzade also met with Yang Zhiye, the head of China Telecom. They discussed the existing relations and prospects of further cooperation with this company in the international telecommunication sphere.

"Importance of possible steps on implementation of project Trans-Eurasian Information Superhighway (TASIM) was underlined as well. The sides covered the questions of technical solution of laying a fiber-optic cable line through the bottom of the Caspian Sea in the direction of Kazakhstan, development of a feasibility study of the project, including the study of the needs of the Chinese side to use this line in the future," it was reported.

In the course of the meeting the parties exchanged views on cooperation with the company in connection with construction of fiber-optic cable line on the bottom of the Caspian Sea between Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan.

"With the purpose to conduct more detailed technical and economic consultations in this area, the management of Huawei and China Telekom companies was invited in Azerbaijan," it was reported.

The 7th meeting of the Azerbaijan-China Intergovernmental Commission on Trade & Economic cooperation will be held today.