Tenth Annual IGC Meeting, Dushanbe, 2013

17 September 2013 Tenth Annual Meeting of the Intergovernmental Commission (IGC) TRACECA was held in Dushanbe (Republic of Tajikistan).

The Meeting was attended by the official representatives of the Governments of the Parties to the “Basic Multilateral Agreement on International Transport for Development of the Europe-the Caucasus-Asia Corridor” (MLA), the Permanent Representatives (National Secretaries) of the Permanent Secretariat (PS) IGC TRACECA in the MLA member-states, the Permanent Observer of the Republic of  Lithuania in the IGC TRACECA, the representatives of the European Commission, the Team-Leaders of TRACECA Projects and the representatives of international organizations. 

Anniversary IGC Meeting considered the issues on the development of the international transport corridor TRACECA over the period of presidency of Romania in the IGC TRACECA, the implementation of the Strategy of the IGC TRACECA for development of the TRACECA corridor up to 2015 by the MLA member-states in 2010-2012 and approved the Action Plan for 2013-2015.

The participants of the meeting discussed further prospects of the development of the transport system of Corridor within the period of chairmanship of Tajikistan in the IGC TRACECA for the period of 2013-2014.

The parties agreed that the effective use of the potential of TRACECA member-states will make transport corridor Europe-Caucasus-Asia more competitive, profitable and secure and will help to create a multi-functional transport system and attract investments to the region on a modern technological and logistics basis.

The head of the delegations emphasized that the outcomes of the TRACECA Investment Forums ensuring a constructive dialogue between the Governments of the Parties and the International Financial Institutions on attracting the investments for the implementation of priority infrastructure projects within the Europe-the Caucasus-Asia corridor contribute to the its development.

The European Union funded technical assistance Projects “Transport Dialogue and Networks Interoperability” (IDEA II) and “Logistic Processes and Motorways of the Sea II” (LOGMOS) submitted the draft Master Plan for further development of the TRACECA corridor and the Concept of the Expert Groups. 

The meeting discussed the technical document on creation of the TRACECA multilateral permits system in international road traffic.   

The Intergovernmental Commission supported the initiatives of the MLA Parties (TRACECA countries) directed towards further advancement of goods and passengers’ movement within the TRACECA corridor, improvement of transport infrastructure, harmonization of border-crossing procedures, development of transit and multimodal transport.

Within the framework of the Meeting the Memorandums of Understanding between the Permanent Secretariat of the IGC TRACECA and the International Road Union as well as with the European Civil Aviation with the view of efficient solution of the tasks regarding the development of effective road freight transport in the corridor and promoting safe and secure air transport in the region of TRACECA.   

On the outcomes of the Anniversary meeting the Final Resolutions and Dushanbe Declaration were adopted.

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