BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 26. Uzbekistan supports
the development of the North-South Transport Corridor project,
President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev said, Trend reports.
He made the remark while addressing the participants of the
expanded meeting of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council held in
Moscow on May 25.
“Cooperation in the field of transportation and transit is a
strategic direction of cooperation between the Eurasian Economic
Union (EAEU) countries. In the current realities, it is important
to strengthen collaborative efforts in shaping alternative
transport corridors and establishing sustainable logistics chains.
We support the development of the North-South corridor and other
routes that connect our region with China, the countries of the
Middle East, and South Asia. We advocate for close coordination in
tariff policy matters,” he said.
Mirziyoyev also invited the EAEU member states to join the
Project Office for the implementation of the
Uzbekistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan railway construction project.
The foundation of the ‘International North-South Transport
Corridor’ was laid on the basis of an intergovernmental agreement
signed between Russia, Iran, and India on September 12, 2000. In
total, 13 countries have ratified the agreement, including
Azerbaijan, India, Iran, Russia, Türkiye, etc.