The Tajik authorities propose to create a center for regional transport diplomacy in Dushanbe, TASS reports citing the press service of the republic’s Ministry of Transport. It is expected that this center will also develop new solutions in the field of logistics.
The initiative to create the center was announced by the Minister of Transport of Tajikistan, Azim Ibrokhim, during a high-level political forum of the UN Economic and Social Council.
“Azim Ibrohim … informed about the initiative of the Republic of Tajikistan to create a regional center for transport diplomacy in Dushanbe, which was approved by … the President of the Republic of Tajikistan … Emomali Rahmon,” the press service of the department said.
As far as one can understand, the project is supposed to be implemented within the framework of the program of international cooperation between the European Union and partner countries on the organization of the transport corridor “Europe-Caucasus-Asia” (TRACESA). The center will develop measures to stimulate transportation by several modes of transport, develop new solutions for logistics and, in general, establish partnerships in the field of transportation.
The Ministry of Transport of the Republic emphasized that “the center will make a significant contribution to the achievement of the relevant goals of the sustainable development agenda for the period up to 2030”, and clarified that the UN Deputy Secretary-General Fatima Rabab “supported the initiative of the Republic of Tajikistan”.
Earlier, during the second EU-Central Asia Economic Forum in Almaty, Tajik Prime Minister Kokhir Rasulzoda proposed to the leadership of the Central Asian countries to create multimodal transport corridors to ensure the smooth and timely movement of goods and services.