On November 1, memorandums were signed to create two transport corridors: Belarus – Russia – Kazakhstan – Uzbekistan – Afghanistan – Pakistan; and Russia – Caspian Sea – Turkmenistan – Uzbekistan – Kyrgyzstan.
The signing ceremony took place during the first Transport Forum of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) in Tashkent.
The first SCO Transport Forum is being held at the initiative of the President of Uzbekistan, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, and its participants are discussing the development of infrastructure and the creation of transport and logistics corridors within the organization’s space. The meeting is attended by representatives of transport authorities of SCO member countries, as well as more than 60 major companies from 15 countries.
Previously, the authorities of Uzbekistan repeatedly stated that the republic is interested in forming new international transport corridors involving Russia to increase the transport-transit potential of the countries and to access new markets.