08 May 2022

Prospects for strengthening transport interconnectedness in SCO space to be discussed in Khiva

On May 12, in the city of Khiva, delegations of 8 member states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) will discuss cooperation in the field of road, railway and aviation transport.

Cooperation in the field of international transport is one of the main areas of interaction between the SCO member states, which is chaired by Uzbekistan this year.

Today, the SCO is one of the fastest-growing trans-regional organizations in the world. The composition of the participating states, the huge economic, political and transport-transit potential of this structure makes it one of the most promising multilateral associations of the 21st century

It should be noted that the effective use of the SCO’s huge transport and transit potential is one of the key priorities of Uzbekistan in this organization.

During its chairmanship, the Uzbek side set the task of giving further impetus to the development of multilateral cooperation on this strategically important track.

At the initiative of President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, a draft Strategy for Cooperation of the SCO Member States on the development of interconnectedness and the creation of effective transport corridors was developed.

The adoption of this conceptual document will certainly strengthen the institutional foundations of cooperation between the SCO member states in the field of transport interconnectedness.