Belarus has ratified an intergovernmental agreement with Turkmenistan on international motor transportation of passengers and cargos, ITAR-TASS reports. The document regulates international road haulage between states, transit through their territories, motor transportation to third countries and from them, as well as private travels by car from one country to another.
According to Deputy Minister of Transport and Communications of Belarus Nikolai Verkhovets, who presented the document in the Parliament, "the agreement will not only widen and deepen the relations between the countries, but will also create the best conditions for mutually advantageous exchange of goods, services and ideas in the Belarusian-Turkmen cooperation."
The Belarusian parliament also ratified a second agreement with Turkmenistan on cooperation and mutual assistance in customs matters. The official representative of the State Customs Committee of Belarus Sergei Borisyuk said that the adoption of the agreement was necessitated by increased trade between the two countries.