Tokaev: Kazakhstan intends to strengthen its position as transit hub in Eurasia

Kazakhstan is firmly committed to the strategic course for the entirely strengthening of multifaceted cooperation with all the countries of Central Asia. The President of Kazakhstan Kasym-Zhomart Tokaev stated at the V Advisitive Meeting of the Heads of State of Central Asia in Dushanbe.

“Kazakhstan could increase its export to the countries of the region of 175 non -resource commodity positions. I put the main locomotive in the expansion of trade circuits of our countries. Therefore, in my opinion, work to create a favorable environment should become a priority for them “,” said Tokaev, whose words are quoted by the press service of the Kazakh leader.

The President also attracted attention to the full realization of the transport and logistics potential of the countries of Central Asia.

“This strategic sphere can become a reference point for the rapid development of the region. We are witnesses to the formation of the new economic geography of the world. The growth of trade flows in the direction of China, Europe, Russia, and the Middle East is predicted at the intersection of ways, is located at the intersection of tracks, Binding the global north and south, the west and east. This is our serious advantage that opens up broad prospects. At the current stage, a special role is played by the Transcassy International Transport Route, ”Tokaev noted.

According to him, Kazakhstan is aimed at the accelerated implementation of a number of large projects that will contribute to the expansion of economic ties with the nearest partners. “We are talking about railway projects Dostyk – Moyynti, Bakhta – Ayagoz, Darbaza – McTaaral, as well as Zhanaozen’s road – the border of Turkmenistan. In general, Kazakhstan intends to strengthen its position as a transit hub in Eurasia,” the Kazakh leader emphasized.

Tokaev also noted the importance of improving existing mechanisms for interaction in the field of security.

“We have a great opportunity to show the whole world a unique nature and distinctive culture of our countries, jointly promoting the tourist brand” Central Asia “. Gray prospects for activating cooperation are in the information space,” Tokaev said.

“I am convinced, the successful implementation of the tasks will further strengthen friendship, good -neighborly relations and strategic partnership,” he concluded.

The fifth consultative meeting of the heads of the state of Central Asia is being held in Dushanbe.

The event is attended by the presidents of Tajikistan Emomali Rahmon, Kazakhstan Kasym-Zhomart Tokaev, Kyrgyzstan Sadyr Zhaparov, Turkmenistan Serdar Berdymukhamedov and Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev. In addition, as an honorary guest at the meeting, there is President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev.