"The Middle Corridor, which is highly compatible with China’s Belt and Road initiative, is significant in enhancing regional connectivity, promoting economic and social development along the route, and safeguarding the global supply chain," said the Ambassador of the People's Republic of China (PRC) to Azerbaijan Guo Min in her interview with APA Agency.
"It has helped, in particular, to ensure the stable and smooth operation of the China-Central Asia-Caucasus-Europe transport route under the new circumstances of 2022. From January to August, the number of China-Europe freight trains passing through the Middle Corridor increased by 34% year-on-year; it is expected that the number of train trips will reach a new high throughout the year with additional new lines that have departure stations in many Chinese cities. China believes that China-Azerbaijan collaboration in cross-border transportation will make a new highlight and growth point," the ambassador said.
According to the ambassador, in the context of a world economy in urgent need of recovery, China looks forward to strengthening exchanges and cooperation with Azerbaijan and other countries along the Corridor so that we can jointly promote the high-quality connection between the Belt and Road and the Middle Corridor, and drive the flow of information, capital and personnel with the growth of logistics flow to provide new impetus for the development of countries along the Belt and Road and the Middle Corridor as well as regions concerned. "China is willing to share development opportunities and create a bright future with Azerbaijan," Guo Min added.