Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan signed a memorandum on transport connectivity27.11.2023 | 14:13 |
The first meeting of the Turkmen-Kazakh working group on transport, transit and logistics took place in Ashgabat on November 26-27. Representatives of relevant ministries and departments of the two countries took part in the meeting.
The meeting of the working group was chaired from the Turkmen side by Deputy Director General of the Agency for Transport and Communications under the Cabinet of Ministers Batyr Annaev, and from the Kazakh side by Vice Minister of Transport Talgat Lastaev.
During the meeting, issues of strengthening bilateral relations in the field of road, rail and sea transport, and support for logistics organizations were discussed.
As a result of the negotiations, the parties consolidated their intentions in the Memorandum of Transport Connectivity, signed by the Agency of Transport and Communications under the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan and the Ministry of Transport of the Republic of Kazakhstan.
The document is aimed at expanding and encouraging cooperation to attract traffic volumes across the territories of Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan, including taking joint measures to create favorable tariff conditions, synchronize infrastructure development, introduce digital solutions for the exchange of preliminary and other information, etc.
It was also decided to create a permanent working group from among competent representatives of the competent government bodies of the transport industry.
The meeting ended with the signing of the protocol of the first meeting of the Turkmen-Kazakh working group on transport, transit and logistics.
To continue the dialogue, the meeting participants agreed to hold the next meeting of the Turkmen-Kazakh Commission on International Road Transport in 2024. The previous meeting of this joint commission was held in the city of Turkmenbashi on September 21, 2023.