Afghanistan launches Lapis Lazuli transit route to Europe via Georgia
More than 175 tonnes of cotton, dried fruit and sesame are the first export products that Afghanistan will deliver to Europe through the Lapis Lazuli transit route which passes through Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan and Georgia.
Afghanistan opened the new international trade route of Lapis Lazuli today.
The route begins in Aqina and Turghundi ports in the Afghan provinces of Faryab and Herat and crosses Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, Georgia and Turkey. It involves road, rail, and maritime transport.
Georgia became part of the Lapis Lazuli Corridor last year, after five nations, Georgia, Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan and Turkey signed the major agreement in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.