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Taking into account the increasing trade flows in the Eurasian region, Kazakhstan started to make a significant investments to the expansion of its transport capacity.
After suspending the Free Trade Agreement with Ukraine from January 1, 2016, Russia imposed a food embargo on Ukraine and blocked the transit of Ukrainian goods heading to Central Asian countries and China.
Located on the eastern shore of the Caspian Sea, the Aktau International Sea Trade Port is the only maritime gate of the land-locked Kazakhstan enabling transportation of dry cargoes, grain, crude oil and petroleum products by sea.
Due to its geographical location the Republic of Uzbekistan is far away from seaports and international transit routes leading to them. Therefore, since getting its independence in 1991, the country has begun construction of new railways in order to create integral railway system.
Kazakhstan, a country in the heart of Eurasia, has a potential to become a key country to connect transcontinental routes between Europe and Asia.
Nowadays, we are witnessing the beginning of entirely new phase of infrastructural modernization in the Eurasian states.
Nowadays, maritime routes dominate over the intercontinental freight traffic between Asia and Europe.
The countries of Central Asia and Caucasus had been isolated from the World in times of Soviet Union.
A signing ceremony of an International Agreement on Establishing a new international transport and transit corridor Uzbekistan – Turkmenistan – Iran – Oman – Qatar was held in Ashgabat on 25th of April, 2011. This agreement is known as “Ashgabat Agreement”.
In a short period, Turkey and the Republic of Azerbaijan have strengthened their bilateral relations and created opportunities for development of regional transport infrastructure.