Lithuania considers transport co-op with Kazakhstan among top priorities

Transport Materials 4 July 2020 13:36 (UTC +04:00)
Lithuania considers transport co-op with Kazakhstan among top priorities

BAKU, Azerbaijan, Jul. 4

By Nargiz Sadikhova - Trend:

Lithuania considers transport cooperation one of top priorities in relations with Kazakhstan, Lithuania’s Ministry of Transport and Communications told Trend.

The ministry official said that cooperation between Kazakhstan and Lithuania in the field of transport is a strategic cooperation area between the two countries.

“As transit countries, the parties find a number of points of contact for the further development of transport links. Transport services account for as much as 75 percent total Lithuanian service exports to Kazakhstan. As a member of the WTO, the ninth largest country in the world, Kazakhstan is the fast-growing economy of Central Asia. Therefore, cooperation between Lithuania and Kazakhstan in the field of transport remains at the top of our priorities,” the official said.

The ministry also noted geographical location similarities of two countries.

“Kazakhstan considers itself the crossroads of Asia and Europe. Lithuania has also already proven to be a regional transport and logistics hub. The geographical location similarities of the countries and a common understanding of global transport and logistics projects, such as "One Belt - One Road", provide an opportunity to develop transport cooperation very effectively and environmentally friendly,” the official said.

The official further said that Lithuanian business also perceives Kazakhstan as the key to the entire Central Asian region.

“Lithuania, especially in the transport and logistics sector, is ready to become the key to European markets for business from Kazakhstan.The constant exchange of business and state delegations, participation in international events such as Translogistics Kazakstan play a significant role in this,” the representative said.


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