TAWDE KHABARE: Lapis Lazuli Agreement Discussed
Afghanistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan and Georgia on Wednesday signed a major international trade and transport corridor deal that will connect Afghanistan directly to Europe.
The Lapis Lazuli Corridor will begin in Afghanistan’s northern Aqina port in Faryab province and Torghandi in western Herat province and will run through to Turkmenbashi in Turkmenistan.
From there it will cross the Caspian Sea and will link the Azerbaijani capital Baku to Tbilisi and Georgia’s Black Sea ports of Batumi and Poti.
In this episode of Tawde Khabare, host Haya discusses the topic with the following guests:
Shafiq Attayee, economic expert
Sayed Yahya Akhlaqi, head of transit department of ministry of commerce and industries
Emal Sarwal, economic expert
Shoaib Rahim, university lecturer