(MENAFN- Trend News Agency) BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 24. Kazakhstan
intends to systematically increase the throughput capacity of the
Trans-Caspian International Transport Route (TITR) through the
introduction of digital solutions and infrastructure modernization,
President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev said at the Central
Asia-China Summit in Xi'an, trend reports.
"One of the key parts of the China-Central Asia-Europe
route is the Trans-Caspian International Transport Route. At the
current stage, this route has become of strategic importance," he
said in this regard.
Kassym-Jomart Tokayev added that, given that China is
the main shipper, it is necessary to intensify joint efforts to
ensure maximum and uninterrupted loading of this route.
"We invite Chinese partners to mutually beneficial
cooperation in expanding the capabilities of the Caspian Sea ports,
digitalizing their activities, and joint production of transport
vessels," he said.
According to the president, the use of the potential
of the Kazakhstan-Turkmenistan-Iran railway also opens up great
prospects for the two countries. Kassym-Jomart Tokayev added that
this route is an important link in the development of one of the
shortest routes from East Asia to the Persian Gulf countries.
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