Kazakhstan to Enhance Cargo Transportation with Turkic States

Kazakhstan is set to boost its cargo transportation capabilities with the creation of a Joint Committee on Transport Development among the member countries of the Organization of Turkic States (OTS). This development follows the ratification of the Agreement on International Combined Freight Transport by Mazhilis deputies at a plenary meeting on May 29.

The agreement, originally signed in Samarkand on November 11, 2022, aims to simplify international freight transport across different modes and strengthen trade and economic ties among OTS member states. These members include Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Türkiye, and Uzbekistan.

Kazakhstan’s Minister of Transport, Marat Karabaev, highlighted that the agreement would facilitate increased cargo transportation between Kazakhstan and other OTS member states. In 2023, the volume of cargo transportation between these countries reached approximately 35 million tons, marking a 20% increase from 2022.

“The adoption of this agreement sets the stage for a further rise in transit cargo volumes through Kazakhstan, enhancing the country’s transport and transit potential,” stated Karabaev.

The agreement also stipulates the formation of a joint committee dedicated to the development of transportation among OTS countries, fostering closer cooperation and streamlined logistics.

Kazakhstan took over the chairmanship of the Organization of Turkic States in November 2023, positioning itself to play a pivotal role in the region’s transport and trade dynamics.






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