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Lapis Lazuli Transport Corridor, Turkey



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Transport Corridor: Afghanistan Turkmenistan Azerbaijan Georgia Turkey (Lapis Lazuli)

  1. Introduction to the Afghanistan-Turkmenistan-Azerbaijan-Georgia-Turkey Transport Corridor (Lapis Lazuli)
  2. Main features of the Transport Corridor (Lapis Lazuli)
  3. Countries in the area of influence of the Lapis Lazuli Transport Corridor : Armenia, Iran, Russia, Uzbekistan
  4. The relationship of the Lapis Lazuli Transport Corridor with the
    1. Trans-Caspian Corridor
    2. Islamabad-Istanbul Corridor
    3. Baltic-Adriatic Corridor (Poland, Slovenia)
  5. The Lapis Lazuli Transport Corridor and the Silk Road of the 21st century

Sample - Afghanistan-Turkmenistan-Azerbaijan-Georgia-Turkey Transport Corridor (Lapis Lazuli)
Afghanistan-Turkmenistan-Azerbaijan-Georgia-Turkey Transport Corridor (Lapis Lazuli)

Online Student (Master International Business Foreign Trade)

The Subject «Afghanistan-Turkmenistan-Azerbaijan-Georgia-Turkey Transport Corridor (Lapis Lazuli)» belongs to the following Online Programs taught by EENI Global Business School:

Transportation Courses: Road, Railway, Multimodal.

Eurasian Land Transport Initiative (Silk Road, China-Europe)

Diploma: International Transport.

Diploma in International Transport

Masters: International Transport, International Business.

Masters in International Business and Foreign Trade (MIB)

Doctorates: Global Logistics, World Trade.

Doctorate in International Business (DIB) Online

Masters for the Students from Azerbaijani Online Students, Masters, International Business Trade Azerbaijan, Turley, Masters, International Business Trade Turkey, Turkmenistan, Masters, International Business Trade Turkmenistan, and Georgia, Masters, International Business Trade Georgia.

Languages: Masters, Doctorate, International Business, English. Summary in Study Master Doctorate in International Business in Spanish Corredor Afganistán-Turquía (Lapislázuli) Study Doctorate in International Business in French Corridor Afghanistan-Turkménistan-Azerbaïdjan-Géorgie-Turquie (Lapis-lazuli) Masters Foreign Trade in Portuguese Corredor Afeganistão--Turquia (Lápis-lazúli).


Afghanistan-Turkmenistan-Azerbaijan-Georgia-Turkey Transport Corridor (Lapis Lazuli).

The Afghanistan-Turkmenistan-Azerbaijan-Georgia-Turkey Transport Corridor (Lapis Lazuli) has been operational since 2018. It connects Afghanistan with Turkey through Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan and Georgia.

  1. This corridor is part of the Silk Road and follows the path of the old Silk Road (Lapis Lazuli route)
  2. It is the shortest, cheapest and safest route between the Caucasus and Central Asia
  3. The Transit and Transport Cooperation Agreement (Lapis Lazuli Route Agreement) between Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Turkey and Turkmenistan was signed in Ashgabat in 2017
  4. Countries of the Lapis Lazuli Corridor's area of influence: Armenia, Iran, Russia and Uzbekistan
  5. This corridor has been financed almost entirely by the Asian Development Bank

Multimodal / Combined Transport

Advantages of the Afghanistan-Turkmenistan-Azerbaijan-Georgia-Turkey Transport Corridor (Lapis Lazuli)

  1. Increased foreign trade in the region
  2. About 80 percent of products shipped from South Asia to Europe are estimated to travel through the Lapis Lazuli Corridor
  3. The Lapis Lazuli corridor supports TIR Carnet (TIR Convention) and e-CMR / Convention on the Contract for the International Carriage of Goods by Road (CMR, UN)
  4. Decrease in tariff barriers
  5. Cross-border transport agreement
  6. Decrease in logistics costs
  7. Cross-border harmonization

Corridor Itinerary

  1. The Lapis Lazuli corridor begins in Afghanistan, on the border with Turkmenistan in two places:
    1. Aqina (north of the Afghan province of Faryab)
    2. Torghundi (western Afghan province of Herat)
  2. The corridor crosses all of Turkmenistan (passing through Mary, Tejen, Yashlik, Ashgabat, Gokpede, Baharly, Serdar, Bereket, Kum Dag, Balkanabat) until reaching the port of Turkmenbashi (Turkmenistan) in the Caspian Sea
  3. The route between the port of Turkmenbashi (Turkmenistan) and the port of Baku (Capital of Azerbaijan) is done by sea
  4. From Baku the corridor reaches the Georgia-Azerbaijan border, passing through Shamakhi and Ganja
  5. From the border the corridor reaches the Georgian ports of Poti and Batumi passing through Tbilisi (Capital of Georgia)
  6. The corridor heads south until it reaches the Georgia-Turkey border
  7. From the border the corridor connects with the Turkish cities of Kars, Ankara, Mersin and Istanbul

The Afghanistan-Turkmenistan-Azerbaijan-Georgia-Turkey Transport Corridor (Lapis Lazuli) is part of the CAREC Transport Corridor

The Lapis Lazuli corridor will connect to the Turkey Middle Corridor Project ("Trans-Caspian East-West Trade and Transport Corridor").

Asian regional economic communities related to the Afghanistan-Turkmenistan-Azerbaijan-Georgia-Turkey Transport Corridor (Lapis Lazuli).

  1. Central Asia Cooperation (CAREC): Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan
  2. Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO): Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan
  3. Commonwealth of Independent States: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Ukraine, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan
  4. Organization for Cooperation between Railways (OSJD): Azerbaijan, Albania, Afghanistan, Belarus, Bulgaria, Hungary, Vietnam, Georgia, Iran, Kazakhstan, China, North Korea, South Korea, Cuba, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Mongolia, Poland, Russia, Romania, Slovakia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Czech Republic and Estonia
  5. GUAM: Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine
  6. Black Sea Cooperation: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Moldova, Romania, Russia, Turkey and Belarus
  7. EU Eastern Partnership: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine
  8. EU-South Caucasus Relations: Armenia, Azerbaijan and Georgia
  9. European Neighborhood Policy: Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Egypt, Georgia, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Moldova, Morocco, the Occupied Palestinian Territory, Syria, Tunisia and Ukraine
  10. Black Sea Synergy: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, Russia, Turkey and Ukraine
  11. Azerbaijan is a member of the Turkic Council
  12. Turkey is a member of:
    1. Euro-Mediterranean Partnership
    2. Customs Union with the EU
    3. Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE)
    4. Africa-Turkey Partnership
    5. Turkey is an observer country at the ACS

Related Trade Agreements

  1. Turkmenistan
    1. Trade Agreements with Armenia, Georgia and with the Eurasian Economic Union
  2. Azerbaijan
    1. Trade Agreements with Russia, Ukraine and Georgia
    2. Free Trade Agreement between Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Moldova
    3. The EU Eastern Partnership
  3. Georgia
    1. EU-Georgia Agreement
    2. EFTA-Georgia Agreement
    3. Trade Agreements of Georgia with Turkey, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan
    4. Free Trade Agreement between Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Moldova
  4. Turkey
    1. Turkish Trade Agreements: EFTA, Tunisia, Egypt, the EU, Chile, Africa-Turkey, Israel, Macedonia, Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Palestine, Syria, Jordan, Georgia and Albania
  5. Islamic Trade Preferential System (TPS-OIC)
  6. GSP

Main Euro-Asian institutions related to the corridor

  1. Boao Forum for Asia
  2. Asia Cooperation Dialogue
  3. ESCAP
  4. Asian Development Bank
  5. Colombo Plan
  6. UNECE

Major Islamic institutions related to the corridor

  1. OCI
  2. Islamic Development Bank

The main Religions of the region of the Afghanistan-Turkmenistan-Azerbaijan-Georgia-Turkey Transport Corridor (Lapis Lazuli) are:

  1. Islam
  2. Orthodox Christianity

The Afghanistan-Turkmenistan-Azerbaijan-Georgia-Turkey Transport Corridor (Lapis Lazuli) belongs to the:

  1. Central Eurasian Economic Area
  2. Orthodox Economic Area


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