Kazakhstan joins ‘Uzbekistan-Turkmenistan-Iran-Oman’ transit-transport corridor

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ASTANA. KAZINFORM - February 15 Tehran (Iran) held a meeting of the Coordination Council of the participating countries of "Ashgabat Agreement".

Ashgabat Agreement joins Oman, the Islamic Republic of Iran, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, Kazinform refers to the press service of "Kazakhstan Temir Zholy". The meeting was attended by a delegation of Kazakhstan headed by the President of JSC "Kazakhstan Temir Zholy NC" A. Mamin. In his speech he noted that major international transport corridors run through the territory of Kazakhstan. Taking into account trade flows in the Eurasian continent and the favorable geographical location of our country, in his state-of-the-nation address President Nursultan Nazarbayev stressed the implementation of the country's transit potential. Kazakhstan has made a significant contribution to the development of the global Eurasian transport system. Economic advancement of China, Central Asia, Iran and other Persian Gulf countries creates an opportunity for reorientation of the freight traffic from the traditional sea route to land transcontinental routes. A. Mamin also noted that Kazakhstan sees great potential to attract additional freight traffic in the region of the Ashgabat Agreement member-states. The head of the Kazakh delegation noted that Kazakhstan attaches great importance to cooperation within the format of the Ashgabat Agreement to create an international transport and transit corridor between Iran, Oman, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. Ashgabat Agreement participating countries approved Kazakhstan's accession to the international transit and transport corridor "Uzbekistan-Turkmenistan-Iran-Oman".

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