Senior officials from 11 CAREC countries and development partners discussed the progress of the CAREC 2030 strategy implementation.
They provided guidance on the formulation of the transport strategy, energy strategy, and the Food Safety Network initiative. They also discussed preparations for the 18th Ministerial Conference on CAREC to be held in November 2019. Representatives of CAREC countries commended the progress made and agreed to further strengthen collaboration.
Uzbekistan Deputy Minister of Investments and Foreign Trade Laziz Kudratov chaired the meeting, with 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 Nianzhan Zhang as co-chairpersons.