OSCE Countries to Discuss Transit-Transportation through Central Asia and South Caucasus

Business Materials 22 October 2007 16:26

Azerbaijan, Baku /corr. Trend K.Ramazanova / Attended by the OSCE participating countries, a Conference on the prospects for the development of trans-Asian and Eurasian transit-transportation through Central Asia till the year 2015 will take place in Dushanbe on-24 October 2007, a source stated in the OSCE Secretariat Office of the Co-ordinator of OSCE Economic and Environmental Activities.

The Conference, which is open to all 56 OSCE participating States and Partners for Cooperation, aims at strengthening political co-operation with regard to transit transportation issues across the region. In addition, the Conference should promote increased co-operation between the public and private sectors in managing transit transport related issues and will also involve the academic community and civil society.

To Conference will bring together High Level representatives (Ministers or Deputy Ministers) of the relevant Ministries and Government Agencies (i.e. customs, transport and trade) from landlocked developing countries in Central Asia and South Caucasus, as well as elsewhere in the OSCE region.

Azerbaijan is expected to be represented at the conference by the employees of the Transport Ministry, Finance Ministry, State Customs Committee and Union of Tradesmen and Producers.