It is wonderful to be back in Ashgabat on my third visit to Turkmenistan.
I sincerely thank His Excellency, President Berdimuhamedov, for welcoming us and hosting this important Global Sustainable Transport Conference.
Without transport, we would not be here. We all understand its importance.
Global trade depends on the world’s roads, rails, waterways and flight paths.
The transport sector itself is a huge source of jobs and an engine of economic growth.
Beyond economics, there is a human side.