Li Yuwei (right), transport division chief, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific Transport (UNESCAP), delivers his welcome remarks. With him is Xiaohong Yang, director, Asian Development Bank Transport and Communications Division, Central and West Asia Department.
The consultation workshop was jointly organized by CAREC and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific to improve transit traffic operations between the People's Republic of China (PRC), Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, and Pakistan.
Participants decided on actions to reinvigorate traffic in transit along the Karakoram Highway (CAREC Corridor 5b) through the Quadrilateral Traffic in Transit Agreement.
The workshop was held in advance of the completion of the highway as well as the planned accession of the PRC and Pakistan to the TIR Convention, both of which will bring new opportunities for enhanced trade in the region.