Kazakh Mazhilis ratifies two international agreements in transport sector

Kazakh Mazhilis ratifies two international agreements in transport sector

Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan are strengthening cooperation between their search and rescue services. The Mazhilis, a Lower House of the Kazakh Parliament, has ratified the corresponding agreement, aimed at facilitating interaction between the relevant agencies of the two states in the search and rescue of passengers and crews of aircraft in distress. The document will facilitate coordination of actions of the countries’ agencies, conducting joint exercises, as well as exchanging information and experience. The agreement takes into account the standards of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO).

“The agreement will serve as the regulatory framework for conducting joint search and rescue operations and delineate their boundaries. It will also identify responsible parties. Besides, the agreement provides a legal basis for mutual assistance during search operations,” said Marat Karabayev, Kazakh Minister of Transport.

The MPs approved the agreement between Kazakhstan and Turkey on the international combined transportation of goods as well. The ratification of the document will give a positive impetus to further development of transit and transportation potential, along with trade and economic relations. This will enable to increase cargo traffic by road, rail and sea transport between the two countries. The MPs expressed confidence that the agreement will also favorably affect the development of the Trans-Caspian International Transport Route.