Turkic Council Project Director Ali Çiviler attended the UNESCAP-OSJD Regional Meeting on Harmonization of Rules and Regulations for Facilitation of International Railway Transport.

Turkic Council Project Director Ali Çiviler attended the Regional Meeting on Harmonization of Rules and Regulations for Facilitation of International Railway Transport organized by United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) and Organization for Cooperation of Railways (OSJD) on 20-21 December 2017 in Astana. 

ESCAP and OSJD member countries and some international transport organizations participated in the meeting where Parties discussed measures for further enhancing efficiency of railway border crossings, developing common technical standards, and generating harmonized operational practices along international railway corridors.

Parties also provided information on their respective railway transport infrastructure and operational capacities. Project Director Çiviler informed the Parties about Turkic Council’s primary targets in the area of transport and customs cooperation among the member states. Moreover, he extended information on the ongoing projects and activities on both areas.

Alongside the meeting, Project Director Çiviler discussed the latest developments of the railway transport across the Trans-Caspian corridor with the railways representatives of the member states.