The First Deputy Prime Minister of Kazakhstan Askar Mamin took part in the Global Sustainable Transport Conference in Ashgabat.
A.Mamin noted the importance of the sustainable transport topic in the context of economic development of countries having no access to the worlds oceans and international sea routes.
Providing the trade flows with modern logistics infrastructure and high-quality service in terms of delivery speed and cost will allow countries participating in transit corridors to develop new markets and attract cargo flows, A.Mamin noted.
According to A.Mamin, the adoption of sustainable development goals within the 70th session of the UN General Assembly, including the creation of transit and transport sustainable infrastructure, is a major breakthrough in global development.
Kazakhstan is significantly contributing to the development and modernization of the logistics infrastructure of the region, A.Mamin noted.
The First Deputy Prime Minister met with the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedow. The sides stressed the role and significance of the President of Kazakhstan N.Nazarbayev in developing bilateral Kazakh-Turkmen relations, strengthening cooperation in all spheres of intergovernmental relations.
The meeting covered the prospects for North-South railway corridor development, the important part of which is a new Kazakhstan-Turkmenistan-Iran railway. In December 2014, presidents of Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Iran opened the Uzen-Bereket-Gorgan railroad which connects three states.
The sides noted the importance of the international railroad in the economic development of the region, as well as prosperity and strengthening mutually beneficial cooperation between the two countries.
In addition, the sides exchanged views on the development of Kazakh-Turkmen cooperation in the gas industry and transboundary water management.
A.Mamin expressed gratitude for participation in the upcoming EXPO 2017 international exhibition on Future Energy.
Within the Forum, A.Mamin held meetings with Government members of China, Russia, Turkey, Azerbaijan and Ukraine.
Source: Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan