Uzbekistan will be able to transport goods through the seaports of Pakistan


Uzbekistan will be able to transport goods through the seaports of Pakistan

09/14/2020

Uzbekistan and Pakistan expand transport and logistics cooperation

Uzbekistan intends to use large seaports of Pakistan for logistic purposes. CentralAsia reports this with reference to the press service of the Ministry of Investment and Foreign Trade of Uzbekistan.

On September 10 this year, during the visit of the government delegation of Uzbekistan, Deputy Prime Minister Sardor Umurzakov held talks with the Federal Minister for Maritime Affairs of Pakistan Ali Haider Zaidi.

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During the talks, issues of bilateral interaction to expand transport and logistics cooperation were considered, meaning the adoption of joint measures to intensify freight traffic through the territories of the two states and the implementation of joint projects aimed at developing the transport infrastructure. The parties agreed that ensuring free mutual access of Uzbek and Pakistani goods to the markets of the two countries will significantly increase the indicators of trade.

The Pakistani side expressed its readiness to provide consulting and technical assistance in joint development of optimal conditions for Uzbekistan to use the developed infrastructure of the ports of Gwadar, Karachi and Kasym, for which a group of Uzbek experts in the field of transport will be sent to Pakistan in the near future.

Following the negotiations, an agreement was reached to create a working group at the level of the heads of the Ministry of Transport of the Republic of Uzbekistan, the Federal Ministry for Maritime Affairs of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, as well as the Pakistani National Logistics Corporation (PNSC) in order to develop and agree on mechanisms for practical interaction in the designated areas.

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