Transport cooperation between Lithuania, Kazakhstan growing despite COVID-19 pandemic

Transport Materials 3 July 2020 17:00 (UTC +04:00)
Transport cooperation between Lithuania, Kazakhstan growing despite COVID-19 pandemic

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Jul. 3

By Nargiz Sadikhova - Trend:

Cooperation in the field of transport between Lithuania and Kazakhstan has been gradually growing since the beginning of 2020, Lithuania’s Ministry of Transport and Communications told Trend.

The ministry official said that despite the global pandemic, the main freight flows remained at the same level.

“The volume of transit cargo transported by rail from Kazakhstan increased slightly. The main tendencies of cooperation remain the same: increase of cargo transit flows, investment opportunities in transport and logistics objects, investment on mutually beneficial grounds, increase of cargo transported through Klaipeda seaport and others,” the ministry representative said.

The representative also noted the global pandemic effects on the transport cooperation between the countries.

“The global pandemic has slowed down many areas of life, including cooperation between Lithuania and Kazakhstan. Nevertheless, even with quarantine restrictions, close contact between transporters and logisticians in our countries has remained intense,” the representative said.

In the future, the ministry official said, Lithuania will maintain the intensity of the dialogue at the level it was before the pandemic.

“The focus is on the possibilities of increasing the volumes of container transportation,and cargo transportation through Klaipeda seaport. Cooperation in the field of aviation, possibilities to resume a direct flight between Lithuania and Kazakhstan, and to expand cooperation in the training of aircraft pilots are being discussed, too,” the representative said.


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