Baku, Azerbaijan, July 4
By Azad Hasanli - Trend:
Japan is interested to find possible ways for cooperation with TRACECA, Toshihiro Katagiri, attache of the embassy of Japan in Azerbaijan and First Secretary Takao Imanishi said.
They made the remarks during the meeting with the Secretary General of the Permanent Secretariat of TRACECA Intergovernmental Commission Mircea Ciopraga.
The representatives of Japan's embassy expressed their interest in the latest developments within the framework of IGC TRACECA, member-countries involved in the activity of TRACECA as well as areas of cooperation, said the message from IGC TRACECA.
Ciopraga informed that 13 countries are member states of the IGC TRACECA.
As an international EU program, TRACECA is aimed at strengthening the economic relations, trade and transport communication in the regions of the Black Sea basin, South Caucasus and Central Asia, he added.
The discussions also touched the issues of ongoing and completed technical assistance and infrastructure projects in road safety, maritime and aviation fields.
Ciopraga exchanged views with the participants of the meeting on the issue of cooperation with Japan as well as with different stakeholders and international structures.
Regarding the issue of TRACECA enlargement, Ciopraga added that Afghanistan and Pakistan express their interest in accession to TRACECA.
The parties of the meeting agreed to continue discussion and find possible ways of cooperation.
TRACECA is an international cooperation program in the field of transport between the EU and partner countries in Eastern Europe, South Caucasus and Central Asia. The organization has a permanent secretariat in Baku.
TRACECA member states are Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Romania, Tajikistan, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, Iran and Armenia.
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