The Turkmen delegation held a number of meetings on the sidelines of the International Transport Forum (ITF) in Leipzig
The Turkmen delegation took part in the annual summit of the International Transport Forum (ITF), which was held in Leipzig from 24 to 26 May.
On the sidelines of the forum, representatives of the Agency for Transport and Communications under the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan held a number of meetings. Thus, the issue of Turkmenistan's accession to the ITF was discussed with ITF Secretary General Yang Tae Kim, who was also informed about the promotion of Turkmen initiatives in the field of sustainable transport and the establishment of the International Day of Sustainable Transport. Yang Tae Kim was presented with the ITTC platform created by Turkmenistan - the conference "International Transport and Transit Corridors", the next convocation of which took place on May 3-4 in Ashgabat. Promising joint projects with the ITF and cooperation under the ECMT system (a multilateral permit issued to the carrier among the participating countries of the European Conference of Ministers of Transport) were discussed.
There was also a meeting of the Turkmen side with the Secretary General of the TRACECA program Asset Asavbayev on the details of the procedure for Turkmenistan's accession to this organization.
Issues of joint projects were discussed with the Chairman of the OSJD Committee Miroslav Antonovich, including in the context of the agenda of the recent (May 15-18) OSJD forum in Ashgabat on the Unified Transit Tariff and the International Railway Transit Tariff (ETT/MTT). An agreement was reached on the reconciliation of the OSJD contractual and legal framework with Turkmenistan. Turkmenistan was invited to study the issue of accession to the Agreement on Rules on Settlements in International Passenger and Freight Rail Traffic.
The International Transport Forum (ITF) was chaired by the United Kingdom under the motto "Transport contributes to a sustainable economy". Forum participants - heads of the transport sector, business leaders, heads of international organizations, parliamentarians and politicians, experts from about 80 countries discussed a wide range of topics, from climate change and the sustainability of supply chains to active mobility.