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CICA was invited to participate as observer in the 2019 SPECA Days (SPECA

Posted on: November 28, 2019 | Back | Print

On November 20-21, 2019, the SPECA Economic Forum (UN Special Program for the Economies of Central Asia) was held in Ashgabat (Turkmenistan), in which S. Elkeeva, a member of the professional staff of the CICA Secretariat, participated. CICA was invited to this Forum as an observer organization.

In her welcoming remarks, she noted that the Economic Dimension in the work of CICA and the activities of SPECA have common goals and objectives, in this regard, the cooperation of the two structures is logical and mutually beneficial.

She informed that within the framework of the CICA Economic Dimension, activities are carried out in 8 directions, namely: development of small and medium-sized businesses, energy security, information technology, tourism, transport corridors, agriculture, finance, sustainable development.

She noted that the most promising projects are the organization of business forums of CICA member states, the last of which was held in the Russian Federation and caused a great positive response.

The development of subregional cooperation, in particular in Central Asia, to promote cooperation throughout the CICA space, which includes 27 Asian countries and covers almost 90% of the continent, is one of the effective tools for realizing the goals and objectives of CICA.

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