Tashkent Conference on Afghanistan
Monitoring Desk: “Construction of a new Mazar-e-Sharif-Herat Railway track will link Uzbekistan to the port of Bander Abbas of Iran through Trans-Afghan corridor, ” said Uzbek Foreign Trade Minister Jamshid Khodjaev.
Jamshid stated that this new route would significantly increase the export and transit potential of Uzbekistan.
“The railway will definitely increase the trade turnover and our transit potential. Uzbekistan will have a direct access to the port of Bander Abbas (Iran). In terms of transit, it will be possible to use this railway to transport Iranian oil to China, “Khodjaev said, speaking at the Press Center of the international conference on Afghanistan, which starts on March 26.
He said Uzbekistan and Afghanistan have a greater desire for cooperation and the intention to complete the project for the construction of the Trans-Afghan railway corridor as soon as possible.
Thus, real steps are being taken to create new transcontinental corridors “China-Central Asia-Caucasus-Europe” and “China-Central Asia-Afghanistan-Iran”.
In connection with the Afghan direction, plans remain for the construction of the railway “Uzbekistan-Kyrgyzstan-China”. The countries have already agreed that in August an understanding will be developed on the feasibility study of the project, and by the end of the year – a vision for solving all financial issues.