On February 3, Turkmen Foreign Minister Ramil Meredov held an online meeting with Umberto de Pretto, secretary general of the International Road Transport Union (IRU).
The parties discussed ensuring stable international transportation through the development of transit corridors, improving logistics and digitalization. As was noted at the meeting, these initiatives become particularly relevant during the pandemic.
The IRU Secretary General expressed support for the large-scale transformation of transport infrastructure in Turkmenistan and welcomed our country's accession to international conventions and treaties in this area. Umberto de Pretto confirmed his readiness to implement practical steps of cooperation with Turkmenistan concerning the Lazurite corridor and other international transit projects.
Other issues at the meeting include the International Conference of Ministers of Transport of Landlocked Developing States, scheduled to be held in Turkmenistan in 2021.