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Sanctions force Russia to ask for inclusion of its Caspian ports in the Lapis Lazuli corridor

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Turkmenbashi, Turkmenistan (PortSEurope) December 8, 2022 – Hard pressed to move its trade in the southeast direction due to western sanctions, Russia is pushing for the inclusion of its long-neglected Caspian Sea ports in the Lazurite/Lapis Lazuli transport corridor. Lapis Lazuli is an international transit route linking Afghanistan to Turkey via Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan and Georgia. “There is an east-west route through…

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