Russia And Uzbekistan May Create A Joint Low-Cost Carrier
Russia and Uzbekistan can create a joint low-cost carrier for the transport of passengers and cargo, the Ministry of Transport of the Russian Federation said in a statement published after a meeting of the sub-Commission on cooperation in the field of transport of the intergovernmental Commission on economic cooperation between the countries.
Today, the second meeting of the sub-Commission on transport cooperation of the intergovernmental Commission on economic cooperation between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Uzbekistan was held via videoconference. The Russian side was headed by First Deputy Minister of transport - the head of Rosaviation Alexander Neradko, the Uzbek Minister of transport of the Republic of Uzbekistan Elyor Ganiev.
The parties discussed topical issues of bilateral cooperation, paying special attention to cooperation in the field of air transport. In particular, they discussed preparations for signing an Agreement between the Federal air transport Agency and the civil aviation Agency on cooperation in the field of airworthiness. In addition, they discussed the possibility of increasing the number of flights between the two countries and creating a Russian-Uzbek low-cost air carrier for transporting passengers and cargo.
The interlocutors exchanged information about the preparation for the signing of a Memorandum of understanding between the ministries of transport of Russia and Uzbekistan on the development of cooperation in transport education. An agreement was reached to finalize the Memorandum as soon as possible, as well as an agreement on cooperation in the field of airworthiness.
The parties will also continue working on the phased implementation of the Memorandum of cooperation in the field of digital transport systems, signed last year by the Ministry of Transport of the Republic of Uzbekistan and RT-invest Transport Systems LLC.
In addition, further plans for implementing joint initiatives in the field of transport were discussed.