Georgia Offers NATO...
25 April, 2013
Georgia Offers NATO...
Baku-Tbilisi-Karsi railway for cargo transportation from Afghanistan

Georgia offers NATO cargo transportation from Afghanistan through Baku-Tbilisi-Karsi railway. Ministry of Foreign Affairs informs that the Minister of Foreign Affairs Maia Panjikidze commented about it during the ISAF meeting at the NATO ministerial.
As Panjikidze said, now Georgia has 1700 Military Servicemen in Afghanistan and will continue its contribution in 2014. 
The Minister says that she spoke about the government’s initiative at the meeting and offered Baku-Tbilisi-Karsi railway for cargo transportation from
Afghanistan.
“We always discuss this issue with our NATO partners. This initiative was voiced by the Prime Minister during the meeting with the NATO Secretary General. The interest in the railway is high. Turkey’s Foreign Minister mentioned this in his speech. It is a joint project by the three countries that can be very interesting for NATO. When after 2014, military formations and military cargo are withdrawn from Afghanistan, it will be the shortest and best way. I’m sure this proposal will be acceptable for NATO”, Maia Panjikidze said. 
Georgia’s Foreign Minister participated in the NATO Ministerial. She gave a speech at the ISAF member states’ meeting
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