14 Mar 2019 17:13

Azerbaijan, Afghanistan agree to broaden transport cooperation during President Ghani's visit to Baku

BAKU. March 14 (Interfax) - The railroad agencies of Azerbaijan and Afghanistan have signed a memorandum of intent on the sidelines of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani's visit to Baku, according to a statement posted on the Azerbaijani presidential website on Thursday.

The sides also concluded an intergovernmental agreement on cooperation in information and communication technologies, as well as a memorandum of cooperation in culture.

The documents were signed after the presidents of Azerbaijan and Afghanistan, Ilham Aliyev and Ashraf Ghani, met in Baku, the statement said.

Aliyev and Ghani exchanged opinions on the development of bilateral relations and prospects of economic cooperation.

"In the opinion of Aliyev, the visit of the Afghan chief of state is a new opportunity for bilateral cooperation in the economy, trade, and energy sectors, transport, and other areas," the statement said.

Ghani noted Azerbaijan's contribution to the provision of peace, security, and stability in Afghanistan and thanked it for backing the Lapis Lazuli transport corridor.