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FROM EIR DAILY ALERT


Japan Hosts Trans-Siberian Transportation Conference

May 31, 2018 (EIRNS)—The conference “Trans-Siberian Railway in the Euro-Asian Transportation System—New Opportunities and Prospects” is taking place today in Tokyo, organized by the Coordinating Council on Trans-Siberian Transportation (CCTT).

“We hope that the forum will help assess the capabilities of the infrastructure not just in the Russian Federation, but the capabilities of the entire Trans-Siberian route,”

CCTT Director General Gennady Bessonov said at the forum’s opening, TASS reported. He said that “the Japanese side is not fully aware of the capabilities of the Trans-Siberian route,” making the forum a good opportunity to improve this state of affairs.

The president of the Trans-Siberian Intermodal Operators Association of Japan Masuda Kenjiro expressed the hope that the Trans-Siberian route will play “a great role in restoring the Russian economy and developing trade relations” between Russia and neighboring states.

Representatives from relevant ministries and agencies, and major trade, transport-logistic and railway companies of Russia, Japan, China, Kazakhstan and Mongolia are taking part in the business forum.

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