SPECA plays a positive role in promoting regional and global economic integration [PHOTO]

By Ayya Lmahamad

SPECA (the United Nations Special Program for the Economies of Central Asia) plays a positive role in promoting regional and global economic integration among member countries, reports Azernews in reference to Azerbaijani Minister of Digital Development and Transport , Rashad Nabiyev.

He made the remarks at a high-level conference on “Digital Transport of Information Exchange in Supply Chains Using United Nations Standards” for SPECA countries, held in Baku on October 31.

The minister added that SPECA also plays a positive role in attracting financial resources to fund national priorities and encouraging the implementation of UNECE and ESCAP standards.

In addition, Rashad Nabiyev gave a presentation on the construction of modern transport and logistics infrastructure in Azerbaijan in recent years.

“The construction of various roads and railways, the commissioning of new international airports, the construction of the international seaport of Baku and the creation of the Alat Free Economic Zone have transformed Azerbaijan into an international center of transport and logistics,” he said.

The Minister stressed that today Azerbaijan continues to invest in transport infrastructure, especially roads and railways in Karabakh, and restores the region’s historical connections by linking the transport networks of the north to the southern and eastern networks.

The conference was co-organized by the Azerbaijani Ministry of Digital Development and Transport, the Permanent Mission of Azerbaijan to the United Nations Office and other international organizations in Geneva, and the United Nations Economic Commission for ‘Europe.

The event, aimed at applying international standards in the development of digital transport links between SPECA countries, brought together representatives of relevant agencies of member countries, the UN and other international institutions, as well as industry. private.

The lecture was delivered by senior officials of relevant organizations of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan, heads and representatives of international institutions, as well as the Executive Secretary of the Economic Commission of United Nations for Europe, Olga Algayerova. The speakers underlined the importance of the conference and discussed the projects to be implemented jointly.

The United Nations Special Program for the Economies of Central Asia (SPECA) was launched in 1998 to strengthen subregional cooperation in Central Asia and its integration into the global economy. The SPECA countries are Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

Ayya ​​Lmahamad is the journalist of AzerNews, follow her on Twitter: @AyyaLmahamad

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