Turkmenistan and TRACECA discussed prospects for expanding cooperation

Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan Rashid Meredov met with the Secretary General of the Permanent Secretariat of the Intergovernmental Commission TRACECA Aset Asavbayev, with whom he discussed the current state and prospects of interaction within TRACECA, reports the press service of the Turkmen Foreign Ministry.

During the negotiations, it was noted that Turkmenistan plays an active role in establishing and developing the transport and transit potential of the region. It was emphasized that the Turkmen side is ready to continue the joint implementation of relevant TRACECA documents, which are aimed at expanding the investment opportunities of transport and transit corridors.

At the meeting, the fact of Turkmenistan’s accession on November 14, 2023 to the Basic Multilateral Agreement on International Transport for the development of the Europe-Caucasus-Asia corridor was stated. This agreement is designed to promote the development of economic relations, trade and transport links in the regions of Europe, the Black and Caspian Seas, the Caucasus and Asia.

The negotiators confirmed their mutual interest in further holding joint events and thematic meetings with the involvement of specialists from the Turkmen transport industry.