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21 November 2019 | Open meeting

Fourteenth Session of the SPECA Governing Council
21 NOV 2019

The Governing Council of the United Nations Special Programme for the Economies of Central Asia (SPECA) held its 14th session on 21 November 2019, in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. Representatives of Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan as well as the UNECE and ESCAP secretariats participated in the session. The Governing Council adopted the “Ashgabat Initiative” on reducing barriers to trade and transport using United Nations norms, standards and recommendations while bolstering connectivity in the SPECA region. The Council requested the participating countries and development partners to support the implementation of this Initiative.

The Council decided that the fifteenth session of the SPECA Governing Council and the 2020 SPECA Economic Forum will be held in Kyrgyzstan in 2020. 


The documents can be downloaded from here.

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