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Turkmenistan confirms long-term priorities for multimodal transport corridors by fulfilling its construction commitments on "Kazakhstan - Turkmenistan – Iran” North-South rail road

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Туркменистан подтверждает нацеленность на формирование мультимодальных транспортных коридоров, выполнив обязательства по строительству участка дороги «Казахстан - Туркменистан – Иран»

Turkmenistan fully met obligations on the construction of the Turkmen section of the Kazakhstan - Turkmenistan – Iran railway, which is part of the North - South transport corridor. Railroad has been reached the border of Iran and it is fully functional.

North-South transport corridor will promote further development in natural resources rich Balkan region, at the same time create jobs, provide increased logistics for human resources and goods across the region. 

Along with North-South rail transit and road transport corridor Turkmenistan is giving special attention to provide better quality high-way transit capacities between Ashgabat and Turkmenbashi (East-West) with further connection to the international airport and newly initiated sea port on the Caspian coast.

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Iran, Oman, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan moving forward to build cross regional transport corridors

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On August 5-6, 2014in Muscat city the delegation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan joined the meeting of Foreign Ministers from the Islamic Republic of Iran, the Sultanate of Oman and the Republic of Uzbekistan.

The parties signed the Memorandum of Understanding on implementation of the Agreement on the Establishment of an International Transport and Transit Corridor between the Governments of Iran, Oman, Qatar, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. As it is known, the Agreement was signed in Ashgabat on April, 2011.

In Muscat the ministers noted that implementation of Ashgabat Agreement will further promote mutually beneficial trade-economic partnership between the countries of Central Asia and the Middle East. This meeting is an important step toward sustainable development of the regions.

There has been a bilateral meetings of Turkmen delegation with counterparts from Iran, Oman and Uzbekistan. Current bilateral agenda and futher development of mutually beneficial cooperation were discussed

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Preparations for International Conference on Transport discussed at Foreign Ministry of Turkmenistan

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The first meeting for preparation of the High Level Conference on International Cooperation in Transport was held at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan. The conference will be held in Ashgabat in September 2014. 

The meeting was attended by the leadership of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and relevant ministries of Turkmenistan, heads of the diplomatic missions accredited in Ashgabat, representatives of international organizations and experts.

As the press service of the Turkmen Foreign Ministry reports, Turkmenistan supports the idea of laying the foundation of a new geo-economic space combining Central Asia, the Caspian Sea, Black Sea and Baltic regions, the Middle East and South and Southeast Asia. This aspect is a key component of Turkmenistan’s national development strategy in the field of transport. According to the Foreign Ministry of Turkmenistan, the main task in this direction is to integrate the transport system of Turkmenistan into the international communications network.