THE DELEGATION OF TURKMENISTAN TO THE OSCE MADE A STATEMENT ON TURKMENISTAN'S INITIATIVES IN THE FIELD OF TRANSPORT: "TURKMENISTAN IS THE HEART OF THE GREAT SILK ROAD" AND INTERNATIONAL RALLY "AMUL-KHAZAR 2018"
On July 18, 2018, official representatives of Turkmenistan made a statement on the main initiatives of Turkmenistan in the field of transport at a regular meeting of the OSCE Committee on Economic and Environmental Affairs.
The statement noted that on December 20, 2017, on the initiative of President Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, the Resolution "Strengthening the links between all modes of transport to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals" was adopted at the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly in New York. The adoption of this resolution testifies to the high authority of Turkmenistan in the world arena and the universal recognition of its contribution to sustainable development.
At the same time, it was stressed that, taking an active position in the issues of cooperation in transport, including in the format of the UN, OSCE and other authoritative international organizations, Turkmenistan initiates large infrastructure projects jointly with foreign partners, making a significant contribution to the development of transport infrastructure in regional and transcontinental scale.
In this connection, the participants were informed that within the framework of the motto "Turkmenistan is the heart of the Great Silk Road" the International Rally "Turkmen Desert Race" will take place in Turkmenistan from 9 to 15 September 2018. Participants of this sporting event will have the opportunity to drive along the ancient paths of the Great Silk Road.
It was also stressed that "Turkmen Desert Race" is not only sporting event, but also a contribution of Turkmenistan to the development of international transit and transport corridors. Thus, the relevance of this event is of great importance in transport policy, which is one of the key segments of the world economy and an integral factor in global sustainable development.