Ukraine To Involve Turkmenistan In Tran-Caspian Corridor
A delegation from the Ukrainian Ministry of Infrastructure held talks with Turkmenistan’s minister of railways and minister of motor transport in Ashgabat from September 16 to 17 held talks, the Ukrainian Ministry of Infrastructure announced.
Inclusion of Turkmenistan’s railways in the Trans-Caspian corridor and purchase of Ukrainian railcars were discussed during the meeting with Turkmenistan’s minister of railways.
The meeting with Turkmenistan’s minister of motor transport focused on the use of the Baku-Turkmenbashi ferry by Ukrainian carriers. Increase in the number of transport permits and participation of Ukrainian companies in construction of bridges in Turkmenistan were also discussed.
As reported, the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine and the government of Georgia signed an agreement on establishment of a direct international railway link through the ports of the two countries on 13 September. Ukraine’s Infrastructure Minister Volodymyr Omelian described the agreement as a very important document "that connects Ukraine, Georgia, Kazakhstan, and Azerbaijan on the Silk Road."