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21 October 2020, 16:32

EEC drafting guidelines to restore rail passenger traffic in EAEU

MOSCOW, 21 October (BelTA) - The Eurasian Economic Commission is working on documents to restore international rail passenger traffic interrupted by the coronavirus pandemic, Iya Malkina, Aide to the Chairman of the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commissionb (EEC), said an online briefing on for the media on 21 October, BelTA has learned.

“The commission is drafting the documents that will provide guidelines for restoration of international traffic service in the countries of the Eurasian Economic Union. These recommendations take into account the international approaches and principles for the restoration of rail service," said Iya Malkina.

Public discussion of these guidelines will last until 5 November, she said.

Speaking generally about the restoration of passenger traffic in the EAEU by all modes of transport, Iya Malkina recalled that the commission together with the parties is working on a list of conditions and documents, mutually recognized in the member states, for the relevant services and agencies. “At the last meeting the Intergovernmental Council discussed this issue and heard a report by Russia,” she said. “Conditions and documents for border crossing must be approved by the healthcare and epidemiological and transport services. Authorized transport authorities, in accordance with the recommendations of the healthcare and epidemiological services, shall issue regulations, executive orders to suspend, restrict or restore transport service and to comply with restrictive, preventive and anti-epidemic measures. Taken together, these measures will contribute to the full restoration of transport service. Relevant proposals will be submitted to the Board of the Eurasian Economic Commission by the end of this year,” Iya Malkina informed.

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