Afghan Voice Agency (AVA)-Monitoring: Interfax news agency (Monday, September 18) Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin said in a meeting with the Prime Minister of Uzbekistan that his country is ready to expand Eurasian transport routes, including transport routes to to intensify Afghanistan and South Asia.
In this meeting, he added that the next steps in the development of the North-South International Corridor are a priority, as we have already said, this project can compete with the Suez Canal in terms of cargo transportation, and its implementation will increase commercial and economic cooperation between all participants. The project will be
He added: "In this context, we are ready to focus on the expansion of all transportation routes in the common Eurasian space, including the routes to Afghanistan and South Asia."
Stating that the draft of a comprehensive cooperation plan for the development of rail transport in Uzbekistan is a key goal, he added that "Russian investors are ready to help upgrade the infrastructure of airports."
On the other hand, Abdullah Eripov, the prime minister of Uzbekistan, said that the development of new corridors of international transport provides access to better markets.
He added: "We support the development of a key transport corridor on the Eurasian continent, the North-South International Corridor. We are interested in jointly launching a new multimodal transport corridor between Belarus, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Afghanistan and Pakistan. One of the aspects of this initiative is the construction of a railway line in the trans-Afghanistan corridor.