Turkmenistan, ESCAP to expand co-op in transportation sphere
Turkmenistan and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) have discussed the expansion of cooperation in transportation sphere, said the message from Turkmenistan's Foreign Ministry.
ESCAP is one of the five regional commissions of the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).
During the meeting, the parties emphasized the importance of international initiatives put forward by Turkmenistan for developing the international cooperation in the transportation and communication sphere.
They also pointed out the role of joint activities as part of the UN Special Program for the Economies of Central Asia (SPECA).
SPECA was founded in 1998 based on the Tashkent Declaration signed by Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Uzbekistan, as well as the executive secretaries of the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and ESCAP. Later, Turkmenistan, Azerbaijan and Afghanistan joined the program.
It is planned to hold the first global conference on sustainable transport system in Ashgabat in late 2016.