UAE aims to open new trade routes within Central Asia

Suhail Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy and Infrastructure, affirmed that the UAE aims to open new trade routes to enhance the capacity and interdependence of the logistical sectors within Central Asia, which will help drive economic growth and strengthen joint relations” with Central Asian countries.

During his leadership of the UAE delegation participating in the Ministerial Conference on Transport for Landlocked Developing Countries recently held in Turkmenistan, in which 30 countries participated, Al Mazrouei said that the need has increased to develop sustainable, faster, smoother and more efficient transport systems in light of the ongoing economic, environmental and social challenges, which calls for action to explore best practices. To create new lanes and develop and manage existing lanes.0

In this regard, he pointed out that the UAE, represented by Abu Dhabi Ports, has concluded several agreements to launch logistics and freight services and develop the infrastructure for transport services to enable goods to reach global markets at competitive costs, with the aim of making the most of and enhancing joint cooperation.

His Excellency noted that digitization in the UAE has occupied a top priority, as it is considered an integral part of the success of the UAE, noting that the UAE is actively working to enhance cross-border land transport systems through the development of the Etihad Rail, which is one of the largest infrastructure projects in the UAE Which will develop the national economy by 2030. He added that the UAE is keen to continue developing the maritime sector, which is a major supporter of the UAE’s GDP.

Al Mazrouei stressed that the UAE possesses great capabilities and distinguished competencies to effectively contribute to addressing regional and global transportation challenges, as its experience has crossed borders and contributed to the development of ports in a number of regional and global countries, including Uzbekistan, Tanzania, Jordan, Oman and Egypt, in addition to significant investments in international trade routes.