Iran and Azerbaijan agree new Caucasus transit route around Turkey

North_South_Transport_Corridor_(NSTC) (1)Caucasus transit route: The authorities in Tehran and Baku are working on the creation of a new transit route that will run from Iran to the EU through Azerbaijan, Georgia and Russia and bypass Turkey Iran Railways Hasan Ashuri said yesterday.
“An agreement has already been reached for the creation of a new transit artery that will pass through Azerbaijan and Georgia,” he said. The project’s objective is [to allow for the] export of goods to Europe without passing through Turkey. The new route will reduce the journey time from 45 to 23 days.” Russia and Finland are also expected to join in the project, he added. 

Source: News.AZ