Iran and Azerbaijan agree new Caucasus transit route around Turkey

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