Senior government officials of the 11 CAREC countries and representatives of multilateral development partners
- reviewed the progress made to date on the implementation of the CAREC 2030 strategy;
- discussed recent progress of CAREC operational areas and initial thinking in advancing cluster 1 cooperation;
- reviewed the progress made in formulating the CAREC Integrated Trade Agenda 2030; and
- deliberated on the proposed structure and theme of the 17th CAREC Ministerial Conference to be held in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.
Turkmenistan Deputy Minister of Finance and Economy Ezizgeldi Annamuhammedov chaired the meeting, and Asian Development Bank (ADB) Central and West Asia Department (CWRD) Director General Werner Liepach, ADB East Asia Regional Department Deputy Director General M. Teresa Kho, and CWRD Deputy Director General Hong Wei co-chaired the meeting.