16 May 2024 Arzybek Kozhoshev: “The EAEU increases the role of research organizations in forming a single transport space” Key trends in the transport sector in the EAEU were discussed by Arzybek Kozhoshev, EEC Minister in charge of Energy and Infrastructure, and Valery Mashkov, Director General of the Russian “Scientific and Research Institute of Road Transport” (NIIAT), on May 15. The EEC Minister informed on forming a single transport space and establishing a common market for transport services in the EAEU. In this regard, the Commission jointly with the EAEU countries’ authorized bodies elaborates regulatory legal acts, implements pilot projects, and analyzes the situation in the field of international cargo transportation by all modes of transport in the EAEU.  In turn, the Head of NIIAT, which is the developer of a number of strategic documents on transport development in the Russian Federation, expressed interest in long-term cooperation. According to Valery Mashkov, this cooperation could take place on the issues of advanced training of the EEC specialized employees and exchange of experience in the transport sector. All this will contribute to improving efficiency in addressing the issues of creating and developing the EAEU common market for transport services. Arzybek Kozhoshev and Valery Mashkov noted the positive results of the meeting and agreed to continue cooperation. The Scientific and Research Institute of Road Transport is a leading research center in the field of road transport operational issues. For example, its developments include the Transport Development Strategy of the Russian Federation up to 2010, the Transport Strategy of the Russian Federation up to 2020, and the Transport Strategy of the Russian Federation up to 2030.   
02 May 2024 Arzybek Kozhoshev, “Global change in supply chains has become a catalyst for creating and developing new transport routes” Arzybek Kozhoshev, Minister in charge of Transport and Infrastructure of the Eurasian Economic Commission, spoke about the creation of Eurasian transport corridors and new prospects for their development at the 10th Global Logistics Conference held in Dubai (UAE) on April 29-30. The EEC Minister spoke about the Commission's work in the field of transport and infrastructure, key initiatives to create a common market for transport and logistics services, as well as the creation of a common transport space, including with regard to emerging sales markets and supply chains. “Global change in supply chains against the backdrop of geopolitical events has changed the picture of traditional international transport corridors, of which the countries of the Eurasian Economic Union are members, and has become a catalyst for creating and developing new transport routes,” Arzybek Kozhoshev emphasized. In his report, the Minister introduced the results of activities of the Union’s transport industry and key projects that contribute to the development of transportation across the EAEU. On the sidelines of the conference, the EEC Minister held a meeting with Grace Sun, President of the GLA Global Logistics Alliance. “The event is a good international platform for discussing the most important transport and logistics issues, especially in the modern context, when finding new routes is becoming almost a global trend and the most relevant agenda in this area,” the Minister noted and appreciated the well-organized conference. Grace Sun expressed interest in cooperation of the Global Logistics Alliance with the EEC and the EAEU Member States as key players of the transport industry in the Eurasian space.  In order to establish communications between participants in the transport and logistics services market, a platform to hold bilateral meetings was organized. As part of the event, Hayk Tutunjyan, Deputy Director of the EEC Transport and Infrastructure Department, met with Jonpaul Simpson, Executive Director for Logistics and Trade Facilitation at Abu Dhabi Department of Economic Development. As a result of the meeting, an agreement was reached to establish dialogue and interaction on the development of the international North-South transport corridor and digitalization of seaports and transportation toward the ports of Abu Dhabi and back. The Global Logistics Conference is an international platform for participants in the transport and logistics services market, facilitating cooperation and discussion of current industry issues. Organizer: GLA Global Logistics Alliance, a network comprising more than 7,000 logistics companies from over 170 countries. The headquarters is in Shenzhen, China.
24 Apr 2024 Arzybek Kozhoshev: “The energy prospects of the EAEU should consider such modern trends as the transition to decarbonization and the priority of the climate agenda” The prospects for developing the fuel and energy complex of the countries of the Eurasian Economic Union in the field of energy saving, ecology and renewable energy sources (RES) development were discussed at the international round table of the same name by representatives of the Eurasian Economic Commission, scientific and business communities of the EAEU countries, chaired by Arzybek Kozhoshev, EEC Minister in charge of Energy and Infrastructure. The event took place on April 24 in Moscow at the Commission’s venue. Arzybek Kozhoshev noted the need to develop a phased comprehensive plan for decarbonization and increasing energy efficiency of the economy of each Union State. The participants discussed the prospects for low-carbon development of the fuel and energy complex of the Eurasian “five” countries, issuing green certificates as a mechanism to promote the development of renewable energy sources, and many other issues. “The EAEU has significant potential and all the prerequisites for renewable energy development which can give a new impetus to the Member States’ economic development through diversifying the energy resources, creating new jobs, growing the number of scientific and innovative research, and a corresponding increase in the volume of high-tech products,” the EEC Minister stressed. When discussing international cooperation in decarbonization, the round table participants focused on the energy transition in the countries of the Asian region (China, India, Japan), the agenda of the next conference of parties to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change and the prospects for developing an emissions trading system. The issue of nuclear energy development and measures to support green projects in China were discussed in detail. Projects to develop solar energy in India, examples of cooperation between the EAEU States and Saudi Arabia in clean energy production were discussed. As a result of the round table, the participants adopted a joint statement, emphasizing the need to expand interaction between the EAEU countries in renewable energy development and noting the significant potential for expanding integration in energy saving, environmental protection and the development of renewable energy sources within the Union.
17 Apr 2024 Arzybek Kozhoshev took part in a round table on sustainable transport development Arzybek Kozhoshev, Minister in charge of Energy and Infrastructure of the Eurasian Economic Commission, spoke about the main directions of transport policy of the Eurasian Economic Union at the round table Transport Diplomacy and Sustainable Development in Ensuring Global Mobility on April 17 at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO). “Medium- and long-term prospects for integration are laid down in the Eurasian Economic Path Declaration on further development of economic processes within the EAEU until 2030 and for the period until 2045. One of the key areas of the document is the establishment of a common transport and logistics space,” said Arzybek Kozhoshev. “Achieving economic progress, solving common problems of ensuring sustainable development and increasing the competitiveness of national economies is seen, among other things, through the implementation of transport policy, the coordinated development of transport corridors in Eurasia and the creation of an updated transport and infrastructure framework for Greater Eurasia.” The EEC Minister noted the importance of the round table, emphasizing that such events give new impetus to the Commission's joint work with the countries of the Eurasian Economic Union on sustainable development of the transport industry. The round table is timed to coincide with the Sustainability Week held from April 15 to 19 under the auspices of the UN General Assembly. The event was attended by representatives of the transport and logistics sector, the business community and academic circles of the EAEU.
08 Apr 2024 The EAEU common energy markets have great potential to successfully confront main energy challenges in the Eurasian space This was stated by Vadim Zakrevsky, Director of the Energy Department of the Eurasian Economic Commission, at the round table Economic and Legal Regulation in the Energy Sector, held in Kazan as part of the Tatarstan International Forum on Energy and Energy Efficiency. Director of the EEC Energy Department told about the energy potential of the Eurasian Economic Union Member States, global challenges in the energy sector, as well as the principles of cooperation between the Five countries in the energy sector and the goals that the countries set for themselves in establishing common energy resource markets. "The basic priorities underlying the establishment of the Union common markets for energy resources are stable supplies and availability of energy resources, as well as the ability to meet domestic needs in them at acceptable prices," said Vadim Zakrevsky. The panelists reviewed the main indicators of functioning of the electric power and oil and gas industries of the EAEU countries in 2023, as well as the progress in establishing the EAEU common electric power market. Vadim Zakrevsky noted that today the common electric power market of the Union was complete to a great extent. He also emphasized the crucial importance of the cost of energy resources, which should be determined on transparent and non-discriminatory terms and ensure competitive (equal) conditions for economic entities of the Member States — this is the main expectation from the launch of the Union's common gas market. The launch of common markets will make it possible to make a significant step forward, to pursue a more flexible economic policy both bilaterally and multilaterally, to enable economic entities to work independently, concluding both free (direct) contracts and exchange transactions on non-discriminatory terms. The common market for energy resources will contribute to the effective use of the potential of fuel and energy complexes and increase energy security of the EAEU Member States, believes Vadim Zakrevsky.
04 Apr 2024 EEC and UNESCAP develop partnership on creating new global supply chains The discussion of measures to ensure sustainable supply chains in the new logistics realities was organized by the Eurasian Economic Commission at the panel session Digital Transformation of Transport: Key Trends and Synergetic Effect at the 11th Asia-Pacific Trade Facilitation Forum held under the auspices of ESCAP in Samarkand, Uzbekistan. The event was opened by Arzybek Kozhoshev, EEC Minister in charge of Energy and Infrastructure, and Sohail Khan, Deputy Secretary-General of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. As a discussion platform, the panel session brought together the business community and experts from international organizations to discuss current specifics of transport and logistics in global trade. The panelists exchanged views on the main trends in shaping a seamless transport space on the Eurasian continent and also identified the key factors constraining digitalization processes in the transport sector. The presentations covered in detail the issues of ensuring sustainable supply chains through the introduction of electronic transport documents, the role of innovations and digital tools in the development of transport corridors, the identification of financing mechanisms for joint digital projects and the prospects for cross-border recognition of electronic signatures. "Partnership of international organizations and associations in the field of integration of digital transport systems allows to gradually establish a seamless transport space within the Greater Eurasia framework, taking into account the principles of sovereignty and respect for national interests", mentioned Arzybek Kozhoshev. The discussions resulted in noting that the availability of a developed network of transport, logistics and customs infrastructure, accommodating digital and intelligent technologies, is today a basic need for maintaining economic corridors in the Greater Eurasia region. Speakers were representatives of the CIS Executive Committee, IRU Permanent Delegation to Eurasia, the Digital Transport Center under the Ministry of Transport of Uzbekistan, UTLC ERA JSC, Gazinformservice LLC, Commercial Port of Vladivostok PJSC (FESCO). The Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) is an inclusive United Nations regional commission, dedicated to promoting socio-economic development in Asia and the Pacific. It is the largest of the five UN Regional Commissions (the ESCAP region is home to 3.8 billion people, or about 60 percent of the world's population). Its headquarters is located in Bangkok, Thailand. The panel session as the ESCAP forum's side-event was organized by the EEC Transport Unit in partnership with the ESCAP Secretariat, supported by the Ministry of Transport of Uzbekistan and the Ministry of Economic Development of Russia.
02 Apr 2024 Arzybek Kozhoshev: “There is a global reversal of cargo flows to the East and Asia” Arzybek Kozhoshev, EEC Minister in charge of Energy and Infrastructure, reported on creating the Eurasian transport corridors and new prospects for their development at the Moscow Economic Forum. The Minister informed on the initiatives put forward by the Eurasian Economic Commission to create a common market for transport services and a single transport space, including with due regard to establishing new markets and logistics chains. “There is a global reversal of cargo flows to the East and Asia. Therefore, the traditional international transport corridors passing through the territory of our countries have received a new reading," Arzybek Kozhoshev noted. The Commission's efforts are aimed at developing the Eurasian transport corridors and implementing priority integration infrastructure projects of the EAEU Member States in the field of transport. "For this purpose, the Comprehensive Plan for developing the Eurasian transport corridors was also adopted, the list of priority integration infrastructure projects in the field of transport was approved, and the relevant report on creating and developing transport infrastructure in the "East-West" and "North-South" directions, including as part of coupling with the Chinese Belt and Road Initiative, is submitted to the Heads of Government of the Union for consideration on the yearly base," the Minister said. The Commission and the Union Member States are now actively engaged in developing container and multimodal transportation, implementing digital technologies, and elaborating documents on intelligent transport systems. "We understand that despite the existing difficulties, the value of the Union's common market of transport services has increased manifold. Today, new opportunities have opened up for developing transportation and ensuring the economic stability of our countries," emphasized Arzybek Kozhoshev, EEC Minister in charge of Energy and Infrastructure.
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