On July 8, 2020, negotiations between the heads of the transport departments of Turkmenistan and the Republic of Turkey took place in a video conference format.
The Turkmen side was represented by Deputy Chairman of the Cabinet of Ministers of Turkmenistan B. Ovezov, heads of the agencies “Türkmendemirýollary”, “Türkmenawtoulaglary”, “Türkmenhowaýollary”, “Türkmendeňizderýaýollary”.
The Turkish side was headed by the Minister of Transport and Infrastructure of the Republic of Turkey, A. Karaismailoglu. The Deputies of the Minister of Transport and Infrastructure of the Republic of Turkey O. Fatih Sayan and S. Dursun, heads of various transport departments of Turkey also attended the negotiations.
During the meeting, the parties emphasized the importance of developing cooperation in the transport sector of the two countries, in particular, the effective use of transport corridors and air routes to improve trade relations. New aspects of bilateral cooperation in the field of cargo transportation were discussed.
Based on the initiatives of President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov to establish effective cooperation in the transport sector, put forward on July 2 this year during a trilateral meeting, the Turkmen side drew the attention of the participants to the country's progress in the transport sector and logistics capabilities, as well as possible for implementation joint projects in this direction.
The parties also focused on the role of logistics companies in the development of transport corridors. Separately, issues of a joint project - an international transit transport corridor along the route Afghanistan-Turkmenistan-Azerbaijan-Georgia-Turkey (Lapis Lazuli) were considered. The role of such projects in strengthening regional and international trade and economic relations and universal sustainable development was noted.