President Serdar Berdimuhamedov announced the readiness of Turkmenistan to cooperate with the SCO countries in the field of creating intercontinental and regional transit routes. The head of state said this while speaking in Samarkand at the SCO summit as an honored guest.
The head of state noted that Turkmenistan is open to a serious expansion of trade and economic partnership with IIIOC, and for this there are not only real opportunities, but also an objective necessity.
“The presence in our countries of a powerful resource and production base, geographical proximity, already developed competencies and experience of interaction in bilateral and multilateral formats today provide the most favorable conditions for establishing long-term sustainable ties in transport, logistics, communications, energy, creating trade and economic integration corridors along the East-West, South-North line”, – President Serdar Berdimuhamedov emphasized.
According to him, Turkmenistan is ready to discuss in practice the issue of providing its territory and infrastructure in the interests of the SCO for building intercontinental and regional transit routes for the supply of goods and services. According to the President, the Caspian route plays an important role in this, taking into account the presence on the Turkmen coast of a large modern multi-purpose seaport in the city of Turkmenbashy.
“We are convinced of the expediency of the excise participation of the SCO in the formation of a system of transport and transit corridors and logistics along the line China – Central Asia, the Caspian Sea – the Black Sea”, – the head of state said.
He also expressed readiness, together with the parties concerned, to work together to improve the efficiency of the transport corridor, which provides cargo transportation from Russian ports in the Baltic to sea terminals in the Persian Gulf, the Arabian Sea and the Indian Ocean.
Source: Turkmenistan: the Golden Age Online Newspaper