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Memoranda Of Understanding Beetween IRU And Countries Of Eurasia

Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) are an important instrument of cooperation between the IRU and governments of Euro-Asian region, international and regional economic organisations. MoUs primarily define key areas and methods of cooperation between Parties and set up a legal framework for building up an efficient market for international road transport services, integration of national transport into the world transport system and serving the interests of national governments and road transport operators in the public-private partnership format.

Since November 2008 Memoranda have been signed with 9 states of the Central Asia, South Caucasus and Eastern Europe. A MoU with the Ministry of Transport and Communications of the Republic of Armenia is to be signed the next 14 June in Yerevan. In 2010 alone MoUs were signed with five national governments (Azerbaijan, Ukraine, Georgia, Moldova, Afghanistan). Thus, as of now practically all the countries located in the area of responsibility of the IRU Permanent Delegation to Eurasia have signed MoUs – from Ukraine and Moldova in the east of Europe to Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan at the Chinese border. Once MoU is signed with Armenia - Turkmenistan, Russia, Belarus and China would remain the only countries without MoU (MoU signing is currently under negotiation with these countries).

A model action plan for MoU implementation has also been developed by the IRU Permanent Delegation to Eurasia. At present individual MoU-specific action plans are to be developed to include specific dates of tripartite consultations and expected outcomes of the MoU implementation.

List of states that signed MoUs

# State Signing date
1 Uzbekistan 14 November 2008
2 Kyrgyzstan 18 May 2009
3 Kazakhstan 10 September 2009
4 Tajikistan 16 September 2009
5 Azerbaijan 18 March 2010
6 Ukraine 18 June 2010
7 Georgia 21 June 2010
Moldova 21 September 2010
9 Afghanistan 19 October 2010
10 Armenia 14 June 2011
11 Republic Of Belarus 13 July 2011

 Memoranda of Understanding were also signed with the following international organisations:

  • CIS Coordinating Transport Conference
  • Eurasian Economic Community (Integration Committee, Inter-parliamentary Assembly, Customs Union Commission)
  • Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organisation (BSEC)
  • Organisation for Democracy and Economic Development (GUAM)
  • Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC)
  • United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS)
  • Organization of American States (OAS)
  • Economic Cooperation Organisation



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