Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan Forge Agreement on “China – Kazakhstan – Turkmenistan – Iran” Corridor Development

Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan have joined forces to advance the development of the “China – Kazakhstan – Turkmenistan – Iran” corridor, following the inaugural meeting of the Kazakh-Turkmen joint working group on transport, transit, and logistics. The gathering, held in Ashgabat on November 26-27, was co-chaired by Talgat Lastaev, the Vice Minister of Transport of Kazakhstan, and Batyr Annayev, the Deputy General Director of the Agency of Transport and Communications under the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan, reports.

Key discussions during the meeting revolved around collaborative efforts in the realm of transport, transit, and logistics. The working group commended the joint initiatives aimed at establishing a flexible and competitive tariff policy in railway communication, expressing the intent to sustain such efforts in the future.

A significant outcome of the meeting was the agreement to jointly develop the “China-Kazakhstan-Turkmenistan-Iran” corridor. The parties sealed this commitment by signing a protocol and memorandum on transport connectivity between the Ministry of Transport of Kazakhstan and the Agency for Transport and Communications under the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan.

The memorandum outlines plans to enhance cooperation in railway and maritime transport, emphasizing the augmentation of transportation volumes across both nations. It further details the intent to establish favorable tariff conditions, implement joint measures to align infrastructure development, and introduce digital solutions for mutual information exchange.

Vice Minister of Transport T. Lastaev, as part of his visit to Ashgabat, also participated in an international conference on sustainable development, where critical issues within the transport industry took center stage.


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