Ensuring fast and efficient connectivity between Asia and Europe through Bulgarian ports is among the government's priorities. This was said by the Minister of Transport and Communications Georgi Gvozdeykov during a meeting with the Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan H. E. Viktor Temirbayev. They discussed the opportunities for attracting transit cargo traffic between Asia and Europe and developing the potential of the Black Sea region, which is key to the Trans-Caspian transport route (Middle Corridor).
"The international situation and the limited access to key ports and sea routes make it urgent to develop alternative trade corridors and intermodal transport centres," said Georgi Gvozdeykov. He highlighted Bulgaria's strategic location, allowing Bulgarian seaports to become gateways, concentrating a significant part of the trade flows through the region.
"The inclusion of the ports of Varna and Burgas in the Middle Corridor will play a significant role in the development of logistics chains linking Europe with Central and Southeast Asia, as well as reduce delivery times," the Transport Minister said.
Also discussed was the possibility of developing aviation connectivity between the countries and the contractual and legal basis in the field of air transport to provide the necessary conditions for the regular carriage of passengers and cargo.
The meeting was also attended by the Deputy Minister of Transport and Communications Dimitar Nedyalkov.