19th CAREC Ministerial Conference

Ministers and senior officials from 11 CAREC countries and representatives from development partners joined the 19th Ministerial Conference. The theme of this year’s ministerial conference is “People-Centered Regional Cooperation in the Post-COVID Environment.”

The conference provided an opportunity to hold high-level deliberations on the importance of regional cooperation to restore economic stability, support economic growth, and create jobs and livelihood opportunities in CAREC member countries affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

His Excellency, the President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan Mohammad Ashraf Ghani delivered a special message to participants.

In his keynote address, Asian Development Bank (ADB) President Masatsugu Asakawa cited the importance of digitalization and leveraging the private sector to nurture a people-centered economic recovery as Central Asia bounces back from the COVID-19 crisis.

CAREC ministers  endorsed the CAREC Program Results Framework as well as the CAREC Tourism Strategy 2030 and the CAREC Gender Strategy 2030.

Afghanistan Finance Minister Abdul Hadi Arghandiwal chaired the meeting and reiterated his commitment to regional cooperation. ADB Vice-President Shixin Chen co-chaired the meeting.

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Key Documents

Agenda | РУССКИЙ


Summary of Proceedings

Joint Ministerial Statement | РУССКИЙ

Special Address by His Excellency Islamic Republic of Afghanistan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani

Keynote Address by ADB President Masatsugu Asakawa

CAREC Gender Strategy 2030 (Draft for endorsement) | РУССКИЙ

CAREC Tourism Strategy 2030 (Draft for endorsement) | РУССКИЙ

Partner Statements

Statement by the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) РУССКИЙ | 中文

Statement by the CAREC Federation of Carrier and Forwarder Associations (CFCFA) | РУССКИЙ | 中文

Statement by the CAREC Institute | РУССКИЙ | 中文

Statement by the Eurasian Fund for Stabilization and Development (EFSD)| РУССКИЙ | 中文

Statement by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Japan | РУССКИЙ | 中文

Statement by the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) | РУССКИЙ | 中文

Statement by the Department of State, Government of the United States of America | РУССКИЙ | 中文

Statement by the World Bank | РУССКИЙ | 中文


Macroeconomic Prospects for CAREC Countries in the Post-COVID Environment (Presentation by IMF) | РУССКИЙ | 中文

CAREC 2030 Program Results Framework

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CAREC Gender Strategy 2030

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CAREC Tourism Strategy 2030

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