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On 2 November 2017, in Astana, Kazakhstan upon official invitation of Mr. Kassymbek, Minister of Investments and Development of Kazakhstan, Mr. Ciopraga participated to the X International Conference on Transport and Transit Potential TransEurasia 2017


The Conference organized by the Government of the Republic of Kazakhstan was attended by the delegations representing state public authorities and private businesses in the field of transport, trade and logistics, as well as the representatives from international regional organizations and financial institutions, including PS IGC TRACECA.

The Conference participants heard the reports within the framework of the Conference subject, exchanged views, considered the issues of integration processes in the Eurasian space, their impact on the development of national transport systems and transcontinental transport corridors. 

Mr. Kassymbek and Mr. Ciopraga exchanged of opinions on transport infrastructure and logistics, financing of transport infrastructure involving Kazakhstan, foreign and international institutions; the activities of TRACECA concerning the integration processes of the corridor development.

Within the Conference, Mr. Kassymbek, Minister of Investments and Development and Mr. Ciopraga, TRACECA Secretary General discussed the development of new trade routes within the corridor, particularly Baku–Tbilisi-Kars railway, creating an alternative at the intersection of both between West and East and between a number of northern and southern countries. 

Mr. Ciopraga, noted that in view of progress, the existing potential of the TRACECA region should be developed in full measure through the realization of strategic objectives: promotion of the development of TRACECA routes, creation of transport links within the corridor system for the near-term outlook, arrangement of container traffic with the view of launching container block trains with fixed schedule, observing coordinated tariff policy by the TRACECA countries.

This event served the basis for creation of a dialogue platform between the representatives of public and business structures for the solution of urgent issues in transport sector and its development prospects under the processes of stimulation of integration with the international transport networks.



Permanent Secretaritat of the IGC TRACECA