Kazakhstan, EU Discuss Interregional Connectivity Within TEN-T, Middle Corridor


(MENAFN- Trend News Agency) ASTANA, Kazakhstan, April 17. Kazakhstan andthe EU have discussed interregional connectivity within theframework of TEN-T and the Trans-Caspian International TransportRoute (TITR, or Middle Corridor), Trend reports.

Discussions took place during the 7th Meeting of theKazakhstan-EU Subcommittee on Energy, Transport, Environment, andClimate Change, chaired by the Vice Minister
of Energy ofKazakhstan, Yerlan Akkenzhenov.

Representatives of government
bodies in Kazakhstan and the EU,including Kestutis Jankauskas, the Ambassador of the EU toKazakhstan, and Dietmar Krissler, head of the division for CentralAsia in the European External Action Service, also took part in themeeting.

During the meeting, Akkenzhenov noted the significant role ofKazakhstan's strategic partnership with the EU in establishing aglobal energy
dialogue and strengthening existing ties.

The parties also noted joint systematic work to improve theinvestment climate through cooperation and the implementation ofjoint projects in the energy
sector with strategic partners of theEU countries.

The Kazakh side pointed out that Kazakhstan's accession to theGlobal Methane Commitment confirms the country's adherence tolow-carbon development and also opens up significant opportunitiesfor attracting green investments.

The meeting participants also noted the ongoing work on transport
policy in individual regions of the EU and Central Asia,as well as the potential for interregional connectivity within theframework of TEN-T and the Middle Corridor. They also discussedambitious plans for interaction between transport
departments andinternational financial institutions in light of the implementationof the Global Gateway initiative.

Following the meeting, further steps were outlined to strengtheninterstate sectoral cooperation. The next meeting of theSubcommittee will be held in 2025 in Brussels.

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