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Serdar Berdimuhamedov put forward new international initiatives under the auspices of the UN in the field of transport

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20 August 2022

President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov has put forward new international initiatives under the auspices of the UN in the transport sector for landlocked countries. The head of state spoke about this in a video message to the participants of the International Conference at the level of ministers of transport of developing countries that do not have access to the sea, which opened on August 15 in the «Avaza» National Tourist Zone on the Turkmen coast of the Caspian Sea.

 “I propose to consider the issue of creating a special working group under the auspices of the UN, which would purposefully defend the interests of landlocked countries in the transport sector and introduce this activity into the system of work of the relevant UN structures”, - Serdar Berdimuhamedov said in his video message.

 The head of Turkmenistan also proposed to develop a resolution of the UN General Assembly on enhancing the role of landlocked developing countries in the development of global transport cooperation.

 “We consider it timely to start developing a resolution of the UN General Assembly on enhancing the role of landlocked developing countries in the development and strengthening of global transport cooperation”, - the President of Turkmenistan said, emphasizing that such a document could give a meaningful impetus to the promotion of the interests of states, indicate the significance and understanding of the relevant problems, the commitment of the world community to their solution”.

 «Turkmenistan is ready to start preparing a document open to all constructive proposals and recommendations», - Serdar Berdimuhamedov emphasized.

 The International Ministerial Conference on Transport for Landlocked Countries continues its work today, 16 August.