The countries of the Eurasian Economic Union are actively participating in the global process of fundamentally changing logistics, establishing new trade markets, transforming routes and transport corridors. Arzybek Kozhoshev, Minister in charge of Energy and Infrastructure of the Eurasian Economic Commission, spoke about this at the conference titled International Road Transportation: Promoting Sustainable Development and Prosperity held in Tashkent (Uzbekistan).
Arzybek Kozhoshev noted that after Uzbekistan received the status of an EAEU observer country in 2020, interaction between the EEC and government bodies of Uzbekistan has been systematic. Representatives of Uzbekistan participate in the activities of the joint working group and regularly take part in meetings of the Supreme Eurasian Economic Council and the Intergovernmental Council. This allows them not only to keep abreast of the current agenda of the Union, but also to come up with initiatives in the economic sphere.
The EEC Minister also spoke about the interaction between the Commission and the International Road Transport Union, which began with the signing of the 2013 Memorandum as the basis for cooperation between the Eurasian Commission and international transport organizations.
Arzybek Kozhoshev recalled the EEC projects in the field of transport, mentioning, in particular, the list of Eurasian transport corridors and priority integration infrastructure projects in the field of transport, the draft Agreement establishing uniform requirements for permissible masses, axial loads and dimensions of vehicles moving along the Eurasian transport corridors.
The event was organized by the Association of International Road Carriers of Uzbekistan (AIRCUZ) in partnership with the International Road Transport Union (IRU).The conference in Tashkent is dedicated to the 75th anniversary of the IRU and the 30th anniversary of AIRCUZ. It is focused on the key issues and challenges facing the road transportation sector in the field of regional transport connections and transit along the East-West and North-South multimodal corridors, digitalization of transport, commercial and customs procedures.