Geographical and economic significance of Azure Route

Suhila Haidari


Afghanistan is a landlocked country. To overcome to its transitional and trading challenges needs to access to sea. Lack of access to sea is a crucial challenge for landlocked countries. As a result, each of landlocked countries attempt to find a solution for. By considering current struggles with neighboring countries, Afghanistan needs to find an alternative way to connect to industrial countries and international communities. The new alternative transitional way suggested by Afghanistan is Lajward way (Azure Way) Which links Afghanistan to Black Ocean through Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan, and Garcia, then by crossing from Turkey it joins to sea free zone. Two thousand years ago, through this historical transitional way Afghanistan exported its Azure to central Asian countries and Europe. This trading way is part of Silk Route which has a special significance. The aim of this review is to discuss economic and geographical significance of Azure Way is to clarify the tract, economic significance, strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threatens of Azure Way. This study answers to the following questions; is the new trading way a good alternative to Afghanistan, and does it provide economic benefits to Afghanistan? The main source of data is selected from the reports of ministries of Finance, Economy and chamber of commerce. The findings of the study illustrate that Azure Route is the shortest and the most appropriate way for exporting and importing of goads for Afghanistan. Furthermore, Afghanistan will have a remarkable income by utilizing this route


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Haidari, S. (2020). Geographical and economic significance of Azure Route. International Journal of Innovative Research and Scientific Studies, 3(2), 69–73.

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