TASHKENT, Aug. 18 (Xinhua) -- Uzbekistan has agreed with Iran and Turkmenistan to simplify the regime of international freight traffic to Turkish and Iranian seaports, the Uzbek Ministry of Transport said on Thursday.
Transport ministries of Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan agreed to organize intermodal transportation to Türkiye along the Uzbekistan-Turkmenistan-Iran corridor and reduce fees for road transport, said the ministry.
In addition, Uzbek drivers will be able to obtain a Turkmen visa in a simplified manner, it said.
The agreement with Iran envisages organizing road freight transportation from the Iranian port of Chabahar to Uzbekistan, as well as through Uzbekistan along the China-Europe route, the Uzbek ministry said.
Landlocked Uzbekistan has been promoting transit transportation projects through its neighbors, including the war-torn Afghan territory since the Taliban came back to power, to reach seaports of Pakistan both by road and railway links. ■