CFCFA CAREC and the “Turkmen Logistics” Association discussed the issues of establishing favorable conditions for partnership.


The meeting was organized at the initiative of CAREC and took place online on 12th of August. The Federation of Carrier and Forwarder Associations of the participating countries in the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Program was represented by the CFCFA secretariat and an expert from the Asian Development Bank. Members of the board of the “Turkmen Logistics” Association participated from the Turkmen side.
CFCFA representatives introduced the Turkmen cargo carriers to the goals, objectives and priorities of the Federation, and also informed about how CFCFA promotes the efforts of CAREC to develop trade, trade policy, and optimize customs procedures. Emphasizing interest in establishing favorable conditions for partnership with the “Turkmen Logistics” Association, CFCFA representatives suggested considering signing a Memorandum of Understanding and invited to take part in the CAREC online conference, that will be held in October this year.
For their part, the members of the “Turkmen Logistics” Association made a detailed presentation on the activities of the Association and also emphasized that participation in the CFCFA is of interest for the Turkmen transport-forwarding and logistics companies. This is especially relevant in the context of Turkmenistan’s policy to improve and diversify combined transport systems with innovative logistics infrastructure in the Central Asian region.
Alongside the Consultative Meeting of the Heads of States of Central Asia held on August 6, 2021 in the city of Turkmenbashi and the agreements reached by the Presidents of Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, the prospects for cooperation of the Federation of Carrier and Forwarder Associations of the countries participating in the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Program (CFCFA CAREC) and the “Turkmen Logistics” Association open up new opportunities for increasing the region’s transport connectivity and improving conditions for the transit of goods.