Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation Program: Twelfth Ministerial Conference

Date: December 2013
Type: Conference Proceedings
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Afghanistan; Azerbaijan; China, People's Republic of; Kazakhstan; Kyrgyz Republic; Mongolia; Pakistan; Tajikistan; Turkmenistan; Uzbekistan
Industry and trade; Regional cooperation and integration; Transport and ICT


The 12th Central Asia Regional Cooperation Program (CAREC) Ministerial Conference (the Conference) was held on 23–24 October in Astana, Kazakhstan. The Conference consisted of two related events: (i) the Senior Officials’ Meeting (SOM) on 23 October; and (ii) the Ministerial Meeting on 24 October.

The theme of the Conference was “Integrated Trade and Transport” and its objectives were to: (i) review the progress of cooperation in the CAREC Program during 2013, and (ii) consider the refined Transport and Trade Facilitation Strategy and Implementation Action Plan (TTFS) 2020 and the Trade Policy Strategic Action Plan (TPSAP) 2013–2017.