15:41 / 10.06.2023

Uzbekistan comes up with a proposal to build transport corridor from Belarus to Pakistan

Uzbekistan has put forward an initiative to create a new multimodal transport corridor from Belarus to Afghanistan and Pakistan, the press service of the Government of the Russian Federation reported.

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Prime Minister of Uzbekistan Abdulla Aripov held talks with his Russian counterpart Mikhail Mishustin on June 8. Aripov noted that the transport and logistics sector is the main area of cooperation between the countries and noted the positive dynamics in the growth of cargo transportation.

The head of the government of Uzbekistan Aripov said that he is interested in the formation of new international transport corridors. They open promising markets, he said.

“From this point of view, we support the development of the North-South international corridor, which is one of the main transport arteries in our region. We propose to create a new multimodal transport corridor of Belarus-Russia-Kazakhstan-Uzbekistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan,” Abdulla Aripov said.

After that, the Prime Minister of Uzbekistan took part in the extended meeting of the Eurasian Intergovernmental Council. He also emphasized the importance of joint development of alternative corridors and formation of new supply chains.

In this regard, Aripov proposed to EAEU to implement two railway lines: China-Kyrgyzstan-Uzbekistan and Uzbekistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan. According to him, this will expand the possibilities of the “North-South” global route.

Also, the prime minister emphasized the need for joint cultivation of crops, provision of green corridors, including “Agroexpress”, free trade of agricultural products without any restrictions.

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