Mamuka Bakhtadze: Azerbaijan and Georgia can increase trade turnover 2-3 times


December 22, Fineko/abc.az. Azerbaijan is a strategic partner of Georgia and remains its main investor.

Georgia's Minister of Finance Mamuka Bakhtadze told journalists in Baku that the countries can increase the turnover by 2-3 times due to the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway and the Southern Gas Corridor project.

"Beside the transport and energy, we need to develop other areas," said Mamuka Bakhtadze.

According to him, at the initial stage the volume of cargo transportation via Baku-Tbilisi-Kars will be 5 million tons, in the following years this figure will be brought up to 10,000,000 tons. A minimum of 300,000 containers will be transported by this railway every year.