Lithuanian transport and communications sector to be introduced in the largest Chinese fair of transport and logistics

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2018 05 11

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The Lithuanian transport and communications sector will be introduced for the first time in the largest Chinese fair of transport and logistics “Transport Logistic China 2018” to be held on May 16–18 in Shanghai. Besides the exhibition, Lithuania and its major transport companies will also introduce themselves in the Global Logistic Forum and in the Maritime–Continental Silk Road Logistics Summit, where a special Lithuanian session will be arranged.

“Such a wide presentation of our transport and logistic capabilities organized in China for the first time is an important step towards the achievement of the goal for Lithuania to become a part of the Asian and European transport link and to develop economic cooperation of the Silk Road with China. We hope it will reinforce dialogue with the Chinese authorities and business companies and induce their interest in Lithuania,” – told Mr. Ričardas Degutis, leader of the Lithuanian delegation and Vice Minister of Transport and Communications.

Starting on May 14, Lithuania will be introduced in China by official and business delegations lead by Vice Minister R. Degutis. The domestic companies will be represented by the heads of SE Klaipėda State Seaport Authority, JSC “Lithuanian Railways”, JSC Lithuanian Post, Lithuanian National Road Carriers Association LINAVA and Klaipėda Free Economic Area. In addition to the fair, the Lithuanian delegations are going to meet heads of Chinese transport and logistic companies and Chinese National Post Office, as well as to visit important transport infrastructure objects.

In the end of the visit, on May 18, the meetings with the heads of Chinese Transport Ministry and National Development and Reform Commission of China are scheduled. It is planned to discuss further cooperation of the countries in the field of transport and logistics through implementation of the initiative “One Belt One Road” announced by the Chinese Government, as well as possibilities for China to take part in implementation of the major Lithuanian infrastructural projects in the sectors of sea, rail and road transport.

The initiative of the new Silk Road or “One Belt One Road” is especially important for the Lithuanian transport sector as it attempts to develop intermodal terminals and Klaipėda State Seaport, to make use of the available infrastructure as well as possible, and to increase the capacities of rail, road and air transport.