Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, April 15
By Huseyn Hasanov - Trend:
Oman's representative delegation, on a visit to Ashgabat, discussed the opportunity of creating the transport and transit corridor between Central Asia and the Arabian region on April 14, the Turkmen government said.
The meeting was held at the Turkmen Foreign Ministry.
"The issues of entering into force and implementing the "Agreement on the establishment of an international transport and transit corridor among Iran , Qatar , Oman , Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan" were discussed during the meeting," according to the report. "It aims to create a reliable communication among the countries of Central Asia and the ports of the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman."
Oman's delegation is headed by deputy chief of the Department of Economic Affairs under the Foreign Ministry of this country Khalid Hamed Mohammed Al Ghailani. The delegation includes the representatives of the Ministry of Finance, Ministry of Trade and Industry, Ministry of Transport and Communications, the main customs department.
The agreement on the establishment of an international transport and transit corridor among the governments of Iran, Oman, Qatar, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan was signed in Ashgabat on April 25, 2011 at the level of foreign ministers of these countries.
A new corridor will allow the Central Asian countries in the long term to be connected with the ports of the Persian Gulf and Gulf of Oman via an optimal route.
Russia and China can also have a way to new solvent markets. This can turn a trans-regional project into an economical attractive one, according to the observers.
The member-countries interested in cooperation believe that the initiative was timely and will contribute to further progress and prosperity of each regional country by expanding the total trade volumes and reducing the cost of transit of goods.
At this stage, the prospects for cooperation in the field of customs, transportation by vehicles, trains, ships and joint investments are being discussed.
Translated by NH
Edited by CN