Kazakhstan calls for creation of Eurasian transit & transportation hub
Baku, Azerbaijan, June 24
By Elena Kosolapova – Trend:
Kazakhstan’s President Nursultan Nazarbayev has offered to create the Eurasian transit and transportation hub, which will link member and observer states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO).
He has made this offer June 24 during the meeting of the SCO Council of Heads of State in Tashkent, Uzbekistan, said the Kazakh president’s press service.
Nazarbayev recalled that more than a year ago he initiated the creation of the joint Eurasian economic space.
“The key element here is the infrastructural unification of Eurasia’s central hubs by the revival of the historic Silk Road routes,” said the Kazakh president.
In accordance with this, Kazakhstan’s president offered to concentrate efforts of the SCO member states on a number of directions, including the joining of the Eurasian Economic Union and China’s “Silk Road Economic Belt” project.
The SCO was established in 2001. The SCO members are China, Kazakhstan, Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan.
Afghanistan, Iran, Mongolia and Belarus are the SCO observer-countries, while Turkey, Azerbaijan, Sri Lanka, Armenia, Cambodia and Nepal are dialogue partners.
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