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Turkmenistan makes steps towards harmonization of customs procedures

In the course of the government meeting the issues of promotion of transport diplomacy of Turkmenistan were considered, in particular - the forthcoming accession of the state to the Kyoto Convention.

The Mejlis of Turkmenistan has already adopted a resolution on ratification of a number of international documents in the transport sphere. In addition, the head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs proposed to consider the prospect of the country's accession to the Kyoto Convention, aimed at simplifying and harmonizing customs procedures. This will allow Turkmenistan to further develop mutually beneficial cooperation with the countries that have already ratified this document.

Turkmenistan also continues a fruitful partnership with UN agencies towards the digitalization of the transport area of the national economy. ASYCUDA WORLD is already being implemented in the country, and a "Single Window" project for export-import operations is planned.

On June 2, the President of Turkmenistan met with his counterparts from the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to discuss the formation of a transit-transport corridor. It will pass through the territory of such countries as Turkmenistan, Turkey, Georgia, Afghanistan and Azerbaijan. Discussions on the implementation of Lapis Lazuli are regularly held at different levels.

A tripartite commission has already been formed and working groups have been formed to implement this task. As a result of the meetings, a roadmap for the implementation of the planned work will be created.

The Turkmen leader noted the important role of transport diplomacy in the development of the international transport and communication sphere. This, in turn, will allow achieving the Sustainable Development Goals more quickly. Turkmenistan, as a country with solid potential in this strategic area, has all opportunities to ensure effective and mutually beneficial international partnership.


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