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09 April 2021, 19:57

Transport policy in Eurasian Economic Union discussed

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MINSK, 9 April (BelTA) – Belarusian Transport and Communications Minister Aleksei Avramenko had a meeting with a delegation of the Eurasian Economic Commission led by Member of the Board (Minister) for Energy and Infrastructure of the Eurasian Economic Commission Emil Kaikiyev, the press service of the Belarusian Transport and Communications Ministry told BelTA.

Transport integration of the Eurasian Economic Union was on the agenda of the meeting. The sides discussed the implementation of the intrastate procedures in Belarus for the sake of enforcing the agreement on waterborne traffic, information support for transport (automobile) control at the external border of the Eurasian Economic Union, the implementation of the program on liberalizing intercoastal transportation by road, and the exemption of imported passenger aircraft from customs duties.

Aleksei Avramenko noted that over the years of cooperation they had managed to resolve issues of interest, including issues of interest for the Belarusian side. Progress was secured in reconciling views of the Eurasian Economic Union member states on understanding the strategic prospects of development of the transport complex and the creation of a mechanism for steady and progressive development. “I am convinced the meeting will serve to further enhance the effectiveness of interaction in the sphere of transport in the Eurasian Economic Union,” Aleksei Avramenko said.

According to Emil Kaikiyev, a system of constant interaction of the Eurasian Economic Union member states and interaction between specialists of the transport authorities has been worked out for the sake of accomplishing key tasks. The Eurasian Economic Commission evaluates the current state, problems, and prospects of development of the transport industry, including taking into account consequences of the coronavirus pandemic, he said. An analysis of all the most important aspects of operation of the Eurasian Economic Union's transport industry is in progress. The relevant recommendations are being adopted in order to more deeply tap into the available potential of the transport industry, he said.

The sides noted that action plans (roadmaps) on realizing the main directions and stages of the coordinated transport policy of the Eurasian Economic Union member states in 2018-2020 had been successfully implemented. The relevant document has been drafted for the next three years.

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