On 4 May 2016 Mr. Ciopraga, TRACECA Secretary General had an official visit to Turkmenistan


Within the official visit to Ashgabat, Mr. Ciopraga met with H. E. Mr. Rashid Meredov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan.

H.E. Mr. Meredov and Mr. Ciopraga discussed the key issues of the ensuring the development of transport system in Central Asia region - the role of international conventions in promoting and ensuring the safety of international trade and road transport, the impact of harmonized legal framework on traffic flows, identification of unused transport capacity as well as factors affecting the competitiveness of merchandising and transport corridors.  

A special emphasis was placed on the issues related to the participation of the Republic of Turkmenistan in TRACECA programme. Mr. Meredov added that since the beginning, Turkmenistan is an active member of TRACECA Programme. 

Mr. Ciopraga and Mr. Meredov mentioned that the accession of Turkmenistan to the Basic Multilateral Agreement (MLA) TRACECA will have direct contribution to the effective development of the whole logistics chain of the corridor. 

At the same time, the discussion on the accession of Turkmenistan to the MLA is still ongoing.

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