Ambassador of Kazakhstan addressed the Euro-Asian High-level Regional Meeting in Bangkok
Ambassador of Kazakhstan Arman Issetov made a report at the High-Level Euro-Asia Regional Review Meeting of the Vienna Programme of Action for Landlocked Developing Countries for the Decade 2014–2024, El.kz cites MFA.
Ambassador Isetov noted in his speech that remoteness and isolation from world markets, multiple border crossings, cumbersome transit procedures, inefficient logistics systems lead to the fact that landlocked countries incur significantly higher transport and other trade transaction costs, thereby negatively affecting the economic growth of the region.
“Kazakhstan, being the ninth largest landlocked country in the world, is affected by all of the above processes. In this regard, the UN initiatives within the framework of the work of the Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) to develop and adopt an updated strategy for international support are of a strategic nature,” said Ambassador.
The conference aims to strengthen partnerships between landlocked developing countries and transit countries. The final materials of the high-level meeting, which will last two days, will be a valuable source of information to take into account in the process of implementing institutional reforms realized in Kazakhstan.