Kazakhstan and Bulgaria intend to develop cooperation in the transport and logistics sector
In order to discuss issues of further development of bilateral cooperation in the field of transport and logistics, Ambassador of Kazakhstan Viktor Temirbayev met with Minister of Transport and Communications of Bulgaria Georgi Gvozdeykov, El.kz cites MFA.
During the conversation, the parties discussed in detail the possibilities of deepening cooperation in the transport and logistics sector in the context of the increasing role of the Trans-Caspian International Transport Route (Middle Corridor) in ensuring transit flows between the countries of Europe, Central Asia and China.
Ambassador Mr.Temirbayev informed about the work carried out by the Government to develop and increase the capacity of Kazakh ports along the Middle Corridor, in particular about the planned completion by 2025 of the construction of a container hub in the port of Aktau and a multifunctional sea terminal «Sarzha» in the port of Kuryk, as well as the construction of Kazakh terminals in Xi'an (China) and in the port of Poti (Georgia). He also emphasized that these measures are practical steps to implement the tasks of the President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev`s State of the Nation Address «Economic course of a Just Kazakhstan» to increase the transit and transport potential of our country.
At the same time, the Kazakh diplomat emphasized the need to establish direct contacts between the transport departments and business circles of the two countries through mutual participation in the planned international transport and logistics events which to be held on the territories of Kazakhstan and Bulgaria.
In turn, Minister G.Gvozdeykov noted that Bulgaria has the potential to become a transport and logistics hub for transit traffic between Asia and Europe, and also expressed readiness to intensify cooperation in order to develop the Middle Corridor. The Bulgarian Minister also emphasized that this will lead, among other things, to an increase in the volume of mutual trade.
At the end of the meeting, the parties agreed to maintain working contacts on all topical issues.