Tajikistan, Uzbekistan eye to increase freight traffic between two countries
BAKU, Azerbaijan, Sept. 21
By Klavdiya Romakayeva - Trend:
Tajikistan, Uzbekistan are considering uninterrupted transportation of goods and passengers between two countries, Trend reports with reference to the Ministry of Transport in Tajikistan.
The issue was discussed by the Minister of Transport of Tajikistan Azim Ibrohim and Uzbek delegation headed by First Deputy Minister Ilkhom Makhkamov.
The parties also discussed issues of bilateral cooperation in the transport and road sector and exchanged views for further expansion of cooperation.
Azim Ibrohim expressed his interest in mutually beneficial cooperation between Tajikistan and Uzbekistan and confidence in further strengthening cooperation and friendship.
In particular, the parties discussed issues of increasing freight traffic between the two countries, cooperation in the field of railways and opening new routes on highways.
"It is obvious that the situation in recent months, the COVID-19 pandemic around the world once again made us believe that road transport takes a special place in the economic and social development of any country. In this regard, we should make even more efforts to expand cooperation in this area," Ibrohim said.
Earlier, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan considered opening of borders and resumption of flights between the two states, which were closed in mid-March due to the spread of coronavirus infection.
The topic will be discussed by the joint intergovernmental commission of Tajikistan and Uzbekistan on trade, economic, social and cultural cooperation on a regular meeting scheduled in Dushanbe on September 28 and 29.
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