Broadening of the mutual dialogue will constructively affect to the development of the transport system in the whole Eurasian area

27.10.2015

On 15 October 2015, Tbilisi hosted Silk Road Forum with the participation of government representatives from 30 countries, 20 international financial and donor organization, high-ranking officials and envoys from about 300 large Chinese companies.

Two-day Forum was dedicated to the discussion of the Silk Road Concept by high-ranking officials and the issues of transportation, logistics and trade, the investment potential and specific projects.
 
The most interested persons, states, representatives of international organizations and key players of the industry in the field of trade facilitation, streamlining customs and border crossing procedures gathered to explore opportunities, align visions and enhance partnership in four main areas of cooperation: transport, energy, trade and business-to-business contacts.

The Forum featured addresses by distinguished keynote speakers, including Mr. Mircea Ciopraga, TRACECA Secretary General and provided a platform for business executives and policymakers to share their views, experiences and expertise.

During the statement and Q/A session, Mr. Ciopraga underlined that TRACECA performs the activity attracting key experts for development of transport communication, trade facilitation and harmonization of regulations affecting movement of human capital, goods and services two economic areas of the Eurasian continent – Europe and Asia through TRACECA routes

In addition Mr. Ciopraga stressed that trade facilitation measures have become main instrument to create a better trading environment. Moreover, it has main aim to assist countries to lower trade costs and become more competitive in regional and global markets.

It should be mentioned that “Tbilisi Silk Road Forum” is an initiative launched by the Prime Minister of Georgia and organized by the Ministry of Economy and Sustainable Development of Georgia and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia, supported by the Government of People’s Republic of China and the Asian Development Bank.

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Permanent Secretaritat of the IGC TRACECA