Ninth Annual IGC Meeting, Bucharest, 2011

ROMANIA PUSHES FOR TRANSFORMATION OF TRACECA

In her first speech, H.E. Ms. Anca Daniela Boagiu, Minister of Transport of Romania, highlighted the importance of the extension of the geographical scope of TRACECA, welcoming Turkmenistan’s possible accession to the TRACECA Multilateral Agreement, and their first participation at the Intergovernmental Commission meeting.

The Minister then proceeded to outline Romania’s priorities as TRACECA Presidency. Romania sees the TRACECA corridor as a bridge bringing together Europe, Caucasus and Asia, and a natural extension of the Trans-European Transport Networks to the Eastern neighbours of the EU and beyond.

Over time TRACECA has matured from a technical project to an instrument for economic development of its participating countries. In the course of its 18 years of existence, the corridor has moved from being a political vision to becoming a transnational transport corridor with concrete operations and actions. In this regard, Minister Boagiu expressed her appreciation for the role of the Permanent Secretariat of TRACECA, and in particular the support of the European Commission in the form of technical assistance projects.

For the coming future and in Minister Boagiu’s own words, “We are looking at a corridor that should not only offer cheap transport but primarily reliable and safe transport. This is imperative for market acceptance of the TRACECA route, the only acceptance that really measures success.”

To strengthen this acceptance, and based on the success of the first edition of the TRACECA Investment Forum in 2010 among the investment community, the Romanian TRACECA Presidency would like to see the Investment Forum become a permanent feature of TRACECA. The next TRACECA Investment Forum will take place in Brussels on 28 February 2012.

Documents

 - Agenda_IGC

 - Final Resolutions_IGC

 - Final Report on the realization by the MLA member-states of the Action Plan 2010-2012 for the implementation of the Strategy of the IGC TRACECA for development of the International Transport Corridor “Europe-the Caucasus-Asia” for the period up to 2015

 - REFERENCE_Cooperation of the PS IGC TRACECA with the “SILK ROAD”
Customs Cooperation Initiative (CCI)

 - TRACECA REGIONAL ACTION STRATEGY on Maritime Safety and Security and Environmental Protection for the period up to 2021

 - TRACECA Regional Road Safety Action Plan

 - PROGRESS REPORT on realization by the MLA member states of the Plan of Measures for the implementation of the Concept of Development of Road Traffic along the Transport Corridor Europe-the Caucasus-Asia approved at the IGC Meeting in Brussels in October 2010

- BUCHAREST DECLARATION