CAREC ready to undertake all efforts to support Tajikistan’s initiatives, says ADB official
Development Bank (ADB) delegation representing the Central Asia Regional
Economic Cooperation (CAREC) Program, comprising Ms. Shigeko
Hattori, Director of ADB's Regional Cooperation Division,
and Mr. Ushio Tashibu, Regional Cooperation
stay here, the delegation met with senior government officials to discuss
regional economic integration and prospects for
Ms. Shigeko Hattori noted at a news conference in
“The Program is collaborating with six partners in the region that means that we have resources to finance suggested regional cooperation initiatives,” Ms. Hattori said. She noted that the CAREC priority areas include transport, energy, trade facilitation and trade policy.
The ADB Regional Cooperation Division director expressed satisfaction with understanding and support of the Government of Tajikistan for implementation of the Regional Economic Cooperation Program.
her, interesting ideas and proposals were suggested during talks with
government officials in
Founded in 1997, CAREC is a partnership of eight countries − Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan − and six multilateral institutions: ADB, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, International Monetary Fund, Islamic Development Bank, United Nations Development Programme and World Bank. ADB has served as CAREC Secretariat since 2000.
ADB, based in