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
The accession of Afghanistan to the Convention concerning International Carriage by Rail is scheduled to take effect on 1 May 2019.
Afghanistan is also a member of OSJD and the Economic Co-operation Organization.