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Tokyo postpones Olympic Qualifying Tournament

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The Olympic Qualifying Tournament for synchronized swimming, scheduled for Tokyo, Japan, is delayed, Report mentions, referring to Kyodo.

The reason for this is the imposition of a state of emergency in Japan until February 7 due to coronavirus.

The authorized representatives intend to extend the term for another month. As part of these measures, discounts for Japanese athletes and foreigners returning to the country from abroad have been canceled.

The International Swimming Federation, the Organizing Committee of Tokyo 2020, and the Japan Swimming Federation discuss the possibility of postponing the competition to April or May. The tournament was to be held on March 4-7.

Tokyo deferred the 2020 Summer Olympics from July 23 to August 8 this year.

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President of Azerbaijan makes speech at virtual Summit of Economic Cooperation Organization

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The 14th Summit of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) is being virtually held.

Report informs, citing Azertag, that President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev made a speech at the meeting in a video format.

The meeting continues.

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40 containers shipped from Uzbekistan to Turkey via BTK

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ADY Container, a subsidiary of Azerbaijan Railways, continues to transport cargo from Central Asia to Turkey and Europe by rail through Azerbaijan, Report informs, citing the company.

Currently, there are ten containers on the way, heading from Tashkent, Uzbekistan, to Iskenderun, Turkey. Also, 30 containers are being transported from Bukhara, Uzbekistan, to Mersin, Turkey. Upon arrival at the port of Turkmenbashi, Turkmenistan, 40- and 45-foot containers will be loaded onto a feeder ship and delivered to the Baku port. Then the containers will be shipped to Turkey by the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars railway.

Another 15 containers sent from Bukhara are being transported to Bulgaria. After delivery from Turkmenbashi to Baku, these containers will be sent to one of Georgia’s Black Sea ports. From there, they will be shipped to Bulgaria by sea.

Seventeen containers with imported cargo will be delivered from Uzbekistan to Azerbaijan. The delivery station is Hajigabul.

Other 56 containers are expected to be transported by rail from Uzbekistan to Turkey and Europe shortly.

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Central Bank of Turkey posts rise in currency reserves

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Currency reserves of the Central Bank of Turkey rose $1.166 billion or 1.2% to $95.214 billion last week, Report informs, citing Turkish media.

According to the information, $40.719 billion of the currency reserves were gold reserves, up $535 million, or 1.3% from the previous week.

The reserves in different currencies increased by $631 million or 1.2% to $54.495 billion.

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