December 25, 2018, The first shipment from Afghanistan via the Lapis Lazuli Route which commenced from Herat, Afghanistan on December 13, 2018, after passing through Turkmenistan, reached Baku on this past Saturday. The shipment leaves now for Georgia and Turkey.
A ceremony was co-organized this morning by the Embassy of Afghanistan and the Baku International Sea Port with the participation of high-level officials from the Ministry of Transport, Communications and High Technologies, the Azerbaijan Railway Authority as well as ambassadors and diplomats from the contracting parties. H.E. Ambassador of Afghanistan to Baku along with senior diplomats and commercial attaché represented Afghanistan in the ceremony.