Second Annual IGC Meeting, Tashkent, 2002

The Second Annual Meeting of the IGC TRACECA took place in Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan on April 24-25, 2002. The action involved members of the IGC TRACECA – high ranking officials of the Parties of the Basic Multilateral Agreement: Vice Prime-Ministers, Ministers of Transport, Deputy Ministers and TRACECA National Secretaries of Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Romania, Tajikistan, Turkey, Ukraine and Uzbekistan. Turkmenistan was also invited to all plenary session of the Meeting as a participant of the European Union Programme Transport Corridor Europe-Caucasus-Asia “TRACECA”.

The Delegation of the European Commission, which was invited to the Meeting as a Co-Chairman of the IGC TRACECA, was headed by the Director of Europe Aid Cooperation Office Directorate “A” Per Brix Knudsen, who made a welcoming speech on behalf of the European Commission. The opening ceremony also involved numerous guests, representatives of diplomatic missions accredited in Uzbekistan and other international organizations.

Members of the IGC TRACECA adopted on consensus a number of decisions, to be realized during next year. Particularly, those decisions concerned Declaration on Cooperation, signed by the heads of large transport – forwarding companies in Frankfurt on Main (Germany) on April 12, 2002 and supported the intention of the UN World Food Programme to promote humanitarian goods transportation for Afghanistan via the Transport Corridor  Europe-Caucasus-Asia “TRACECA”. The IGC TRACECA members decided to form special governmental monitoring groups in their countries. This action was aimed to improve the implementation of all the previously mentioned special and most favorable conditions for humanitarian goods and reconstruction materials transported to Afghanistan through TRACECA member-states territories.

In accordance with the MLA the IGC chairmanship has been taken over by the Republic of Uzbekistan for the next period. The Meeting also took some organizational decisions that are to elect the Secretary General of the PS IGC TRACECA. In accordance with a proposal from Uzbekistan, IGC TRACECA members elected as the Secretary General of the PS IGC TRACECA Mr. Abdurashid Tagirov, candidate of technical sciences, earlier taking official posts in transport field of the Republic of Uzbekistan.

To ensure succession of its activity and long-term administrative work of the Permanent Secretariat, IGC decided to invoke a new position of the Executive Secretary of the Permanent Secretariat. Mr. Zviad Kvatchantiradze, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, working previously as a Secretary General of the PS IGC TRACECA, elected as Executive Secretary of the Permanent Secretariat for a 3 year period. The IGC TRACECA adopted final resolutions and communique on all discussed matters.
 

Documents

- AGENDA

- FINAL RESOLUTION

- TECHNICAL ANNEX ON THE TRACECA INTERNATIONAL CUSTOMS TRANSIT PROCEDURES FOR THE CARRIAGE OF GOODS BY RAIL USING THE “SMGS” RAILWAY BILL

- SPECIAL TRACECA ACTION PLAN: Listing of the projects with fiches directed to the transport infrastructure rehabilitation and development for humanitarian aid and reconstruction materials transportation to Afghanistan 

- DECISION ON DEVELOPMENT OF SEA TRANSPORT

- TASHKENT DECLARATION

- LIST OF OFFICIAL DELEGATIONS