Oleg Belozerov takes part in first meeting of leaders of SCO railway companies
Oleg Belozerov, CEO and Chairman of the Board of Russian Railways, took part in the first meeting of the heads of the railway administrations of the member states of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), which took place on September 19 in Tashkent, Uzbekistan. The key topic of the meeting was the effective use and development of the transit potential of the railways of the SCO member states.
"The Russian railways attach great importance to the strengthening of relations within the SCO, I am convinced that the further development of the organization will contribute to the development of mutually beneficial cooperation in many areas, including rail transport," Oleg Belozerov said.
During the meeting, the leaders of the railways considered the expansion of the existing transport corridors through the development of container and combined transport, infrastructure, and the use of a network of logistics centers. Participants exchanged views on cooperation in financing joint projects in the field of railway transport, including attracting resources from international financial institutions.
As a result of the meeting, it was decided to make the meetings of the heads of railway administrations (railways) of the SCO member states regular. The next one will be held in 2019 in Astana (Kazakhstan).