Representatives of the CAREC Institute, Deputy Director Two Dr. Iskandar Abdullaev, Chief Economist Dr. Hans Holzhaker and Head of the Strategic Planning Department Mr. Khalid Umar, held a partnership meeting with Mr. Asset Assavbayev, Secretary General of the Permanent Secretariat of the Intergovernmental Commission TRACECA on October 21, 2022.
The parties briefed each other about the current activities and focus of research aimed at the development of transport corridors as a sustainable multimodal transport network that contributes to the smooth and uninterrupted trade flow in the Central Asian region. Dr. Iskandar Abdullaev informed the TRACECA representatives about the CAREC Institute’s research on digitalization and performance assessments of the CAREC corridors, as well as about distance and online learning courses using a specially developed e-learning platform of the CAREC Institute.
The meeting concluded with a mutual exchange of views on such areas of cooperation as digitalization and integration of trade corridors. Both sides exchanged invitations to upcoming events in 2023 and decided to continue working on developing joint activities.
Transport Corridor Europe-Caucasus-Asia (TRACECA) is an international transport program involving the European Union and 12 countries of the Eastern European, Caucasus and Central Asian region. The Intergovernmental Commission TRACECA supports initiatives promoting the development of regional transport dialogue and ensuring the efficient and reliable Euro-Asian transport links, promoting the regional economy on the whole.