Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, May 17
By Huseyn Hasanov- Trend:
Turkmenistan has presented its initiatives on creation of transnational transit transport corridors within the 96th meeting of the International Maritime Organization's (IMO) Maritime Safety Committee, Turkmen Foreign Ministry's message said May 17.
IMO is the UN's specialized agency responsible for improving maritime safety and preventing pollution from ships. It serves for cooperation and exchange of information on technical issues related to international commercial shipping. IMO's headquarters is in London, the UK.
Turkmen delegation was received by IMO Secretary General Ki Tack Lim said the message.
Turkmen delegation's representatives familiarized the participants with the ongoing projects on the creation of multimodal transit transport corridors and corridors in the directions of "East-West" and "North-South", and also with the Turkmenbashi international sea port's significance and capacity.
Head of the IMO's CIS and Eastern Europe Division Ivaylo Valev noted that this presentation is the first event held by Turkmenistan at the IMO and emphasized the existence of great opportunities for expanding the cooperation.
Turkmenistan borders with Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Russia and Iran. In recent years, regional transport projects have been activated in this region. The shortest routes linking Central Asia with European countries, India, Pakistan, and countries of the Indian Ocean basin run on the Caspian Sea.
Edited by SI