ASTANA, Kazakhstan, September 28. President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev called on Germany to utilize the potential of the Trans-Caspian International Transport Route (TITR), Trend reports.
During his visit to Germany, President Tokayev held negotiations with Chancellor Olaf Scholz.
Both sides paid special attention to strengthening cooperation in the transit and transportation sector.
Tokayev also urged the German side to participate in the infrastructure development of the Caspian ports of Aktau and Kuryk.
The German side confirmed its strong readiness to deepen trade, economic, and investment ties with Kazakhstan.
In particular, there is an interest in increasing the volume of oil supplies, diversifying supply chains, and implementing infrastructure projects.
Earlier, President Tokayev said that the traffic volume along TITR, or the so-called Middle Corridor, can be increased five times in the medium term.
In 2022, the volume of freight transport along the TITR witnessed a 2.5-fold increase, reaching 1.5 million tons. The surge continued in 2023, with freight volume for January through June surging by 77 percent compared to the same period last year, totaling 1.3 million tons.