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Tajikistan suggests development of freight transportation concept in Central Asia

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The Central Asian countries should strive to implement major transport and infrastructure projects, President of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon said at the Central Asian Summit in Dushanbe on September 14.

Tajikistan makes all efforts for development of this sphere in order to become a convenient transit zone, he said.

“To this end, we have identified priority and internationally important trade transit corridors that pass through our territory from east to west and from north to south. To maximize the effect from development of international cargo transportation, we propose to develop an appropriate concept,” he said.

The President of Tajikistan also said that despite instability of the global economy, pandemic and other factors, there is a positive trend in the Central Asian region and statistics on mutual trade turnover confirm this.

According to Rahmon, Tajikistan’s trade with Central Asian countries has increased 1.5-2 times, and the share of Central Asian countries in the country’s trade made 30% at the end of last year.

“We need to identify new points of joint growth and use full potential for a strategic breakthrough in the economic direction. The economies of the region must complement each other,” the President of Tajikistan said.

Emomali Rahmon also proposed developing separate programs for cooperation between Central Asian countries in the fields of agriculture, industry and active introduction of new technologies

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