The CAREC Regional Trade Group Meeting, chaired by Afghanistan’s Ministry of Industry and Commerce Minister Abdul Karim Malikyar discussed the implementation of the CAREC Integrated Trade Agenda 2030. Asian Development Bank (ADB) East Asia Department (EARD) Director General James Lynch delivered opening remarks. The meeting welcomed the initiatives on services trade, e-commerce, and World Trade Organization (WTO) accession. ADB Regional Cooperation and Integration Division (ERCI) Senior Economist James Villafuerte presented on managing trade recovery in a session moderated by WTO. Over 80 officials and development partners participated
The event was supported by KSTA 9712: Implementing the Integrated Trade Agenda in the CAREC Program, co-funded by the Regional Cooperation and Integration Fund and the PRC Poverty Reduction and Regional Cooperation Fund.