First freight trains, running from Kyrgyzstan to Georgia through the territory of Uzbekistan, launched, the press service of Uzbekistan Railways reported.
In December 2019, a meeting of the railway leaders of Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kyrgyzstan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan took place in Tashkent. The parties agreed to launch an international multimodal route between the five countries in the first quarter of 2020. The participants established common transit tariff rates, as well as created a coordination committee chaired by the Transport Minister of Uzbekistan.
Trains from Karasu (Kyrgyzstan) delivered almost 50 fuel oil tanks to Georgian Batumi, the journey time was 33 hours.
It should be reminded that in December 2017, President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev approved a program to diversify foreign trade routes for the transportation of goods in 2018-2022.