(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
BAKU, Azerbaijan, December 6. Traffic along the
Trans-Caspian International Transport Route (TITR), or so-called
Middle Corridor, is expected to double by the end of this year,
Maciej Adam Madalinski, Head of Political, Press and Information
Section at the EU Delegation in Kazakhstan told trend .
'Identifying and solving key issues, bottlenecks, and capacity
shortages on this route would certainly greatly facilitate
Europe-Asia transport links. Both Kazakhstan and the EU have a
strong joint interest to ensure that these bottlenecks – be it for
infrastructure, rolling stock, or legal and procedural issues – are
addressed. To increase the attractiveness for private operators,
procedures should be harmonized and red tape reduced,' Madalinski
According to the representative of the EU delegation, the
development of transport connections between Europe and Central
Asia must also contribute to the sustainable economic development
of the entire Central Asian region, which is of key importance in
the EU's approach to regional connectivity.
'In their recent meeting in Astana on 27 October 2022, the
Presidents of Central Asia countries and the President of the EU
Council stressed the crucial importance of developing a regional
vision of and cooperation in building sustainable connectivity
between Central Asia and the EU, in line with the EU Global Gateway
strategy and the national transport and transit development
objectives of Central Asian countries,' he added.
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