Afghanistan joins OTIF

Afghanistan: 51st member of OTIF

On 1 May 2019, Afghanistan becomes the 51st member of the Intergovernmental Organisation for International Carriage
by Rail (OTIF)
. The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan deposited an application for accession to COTIF and its Appendices
on 7 November 2018.

Afghanistan is also a member of the Organisation for Cooperation between Railways (OSJD) and the Economic Cooperation
Organization (ECO)
. Its accession to COTIF 1999 and all its Appendices therefore helps provide international rail transport
between Europe and Asia with a uniform framework.

The Secretariat of OTIF welcomes both the accession and this new Member State of OTIF.#

Source: OTIF press release, 1 May 2019

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