CAREC National Consultation Workshop

Ashgabat, Turkmenistan:1-2 September 2014


Representatives of ministries and agencies of Turkmenistan, as well as multilateral and bilateral development organizations, attended the workshop.

The workshop, jointly organized by the Government of Turkmenistan and Asian Development Bank, aimed to raise government agencies' awareness of the CAREC Program and increase their contributions to it.

Mr. Serdar Atayev, deputy minister of economy and development of Turkmenistan, opened the workshop and led senior government officials' discussion on the implementation of the CAREC trade facilitation program.

Mr. Vepa Abdylhekimov, minister of economy and development of Turkmenistan, delivered the opening speech. Four deputy ministers chaired various sessions on sector progress and priorities.

Mr. Yasushige Okimoto, ambassador of Japan to Turkmenistan, expressed appreciation for the Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction‘s support to three ongoing CAREC regional technical assistance (TA) projects.

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