At the initiative of the Permanent Representative of Turkmenistan to the Geneva office of the United Nations there was a virtual event devoted to the stable development of trade and transport interaction in the Caspian Sea region during the global pandemic COVID-19. Ambassadors and staff of diplomatic missions of Central Asian states and countries with access to the Caspian Sea and delegates of international organizations took part in the meeting.
The online meeting, timed to coincide with the thirtieth anniversary of our country's independence and the Year of Peace and Trust, was held as part of the 83rd session of the UNECE Inland Transport Committee.
The participants were welcomed by UNECE Executive Secretary O. Algayerova and Turkmenistan's Permanent Representative to the UN Office in Geneva A. Khaldjanov. The speeches were also made by UN Deputy Secretary General for Landlocked and Developing States Fekitamoloa Katoa Utoikamanu, Secretary General of the International Road Transport Union Umberto de Pretto, representatives of some states and delegates of international associations.
The tasks under consideration concerned the problem of the unity of the segments of transport logistics, because they have the potential to transform into one of the most effective and main vectors to ensure further strengthening in 2021.
The importance of enhanced policy dialogue was noted, with the goal of ensuring comprehensive interoperability of all modes of transport. This would allow for stable multimodal transit corridors that would function effectively even during a pandemic.
During the event the Turkmen representatives informed about the Ministerial Transport Conference to be held this year, to which the developing and landlocked countries are invited. The topic of celebration of the thirtieth anniversary of Turkmenistan's state independence in 2021 was also covered.
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