Latvia Seeks to Deepen Transport Ties With Turkmenistan

Latvia Seeks to Deepen Transport Ties With Turkmenistan
A freight train in Jelgava, Latvia, May 2020 (Photo: Evija Trifanova/LETA)

Latvia is interested in deepening transport cooperation with Turkmenistan, the Baku-based Trend news agency reported on Tuesday, with reference to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia.

The Latvian Foreign Ministry has outlined several areas of priority collaboration, including air transport, airport management, the development of road transport, and joint efforts in maintaining railway rolling stock.

Latvia is willing to share its expertise in port reforms and provide training for airport personnel, the country’s Foreign Ministry said, adding that, “In our view, it’s crucial to develop a reliable and efficient transport corridors between the EU and Central Asia, thus the Latvian-Turkmen cooperation could play an important role.”

In August this year, The Belgian airline Challenge Airlines made the first cargo flight to Turkmenistan to Ashgabat International Airport.