In order to strengthen interaction between participants in international road transport in the main directions of movement of national road carriers of Uzbekistan, discuss the main topical issues on the agenda in the arena of international freight traffic in Eurasia and the European Union, and widely promote work carried out to increase the transport and transit potential of Uzbekistan , The Ministry of Transport, together with the International Road Transport Union and the International Association of Road Carriers of Uzbekistan, organized an international conference on the topic “International Road Transport: Problems and Opportunities”.
The conference was attended by leaders and experts of the International Association of Road Carriers from more than 15 CIS countries, the Baltic States, Ukraine, Turkey, Iran, Pakistan, Germany, Estonia, Poland, as well as representatives of the International Road Transport Union (IRU), TRACECA, the German Society for International cooperation (GIZ), Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC), representatives of the Organization of Turkic States, as well as representatives of the competent authorities of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
Minister of Transport Ilkhom Makhkamov, who was present at the conference, in his speech noted the need for comprehensive work to quickly change the international situation in the post-pandemic period, increase geopolitical tensions, improve the transport sector, and diversify foreign trade freight routes. – In today’s difficult conditions and the disruption of the transportation chain, the issue of transport and logistics requires special attention. I consider it important to combine the efforts of all participants, from government agencies to carriers, in this process,” he said.
The conference participants discussed topical issues and priorities for the development of international road transport between states along the main current corridors, in particular, improving the document flow in the process of international cargo transportation, developing common approaches to solving the problem of a shortage of professional personnel (primarily qualified drivers), considered the advantages and disadvantages promising transport corridors and routes, their future development. the formation of multilateral cooperation necessary for development is discussed.