An international media forum dedicated to the Global Conference on Sustainable Transport completed its work in Ashgabat

On September 16, 2016 Ashgabat hosted an international media forum organized by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, dedicated to the first Global Conference on the Sustainable Transport.

The forum was attended by foreign and domestic journalists, experts, representatives of relevant ministries and departments. In particular, representatives of a number of international news agencies and editions, such as TRT, IRNA, Euronews, The Tokyo Shimbun and others arrived in Ashgabat to participate in the forum.

The representatives of distinguished international organizations and agencies, including the Economic Commission for Europe, Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, the International Road Transport Union (IRU), International Maritime Organization (IMO), the Organization for Cooperation between Railways (OSJD) and the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) made their presentations at the forum.

During the plenary sessions, the participants addressed the issues of the legal framework for international transport, infrastructure development, the role of transport and transit corridors in sustainable development.

Particular attention was paid to the role of the media as a practical tool in promoting mutual understanding between states, international organizations, financial and economic centers in the realization of common objectives of the global transport strategy in the 21st century.

The outcome of the media forum participants noted the important role of Turkmenistan in enhancing effective cooperation in the transport sector, the initiatives of President of Turkmenistan to establish broad international dialogue on this issue. Representatives of the international media expressed their appreciation for the hospitality of the Turkmen side, ensuring a high level of the forum and create optimal conditions for its success.