Turkmenistan, UNECE discuss priority areas for further co-op

Turkmenistan Materials 3 May 2023 15:10 (UTC +04:00)
Khayal Khatamzadeh
Khayal Khatamzadeh
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BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 3. Turkmenistan and the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) are considering priority areas for further cooperation, including in the field of digitalization of the economy, preparation of the second voluntary national review of Turkmenistan on the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Trend reports with reference to the Turkmen media.

These issues were discussed on May 2 between the Minister of Finance and Economy of Turkmenistan Serdar Jorayev and the Deputy Executive Secretary of the UNECE Dmitry Maryasin with the arrival in Ashgabat.

During the meeting, the parties paid special attention to the issues of holding a ministerial meeting of the UN Special Programme for the Economies of Central Asia (SPECA), supported by the UNECE and the UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP).

In particular, they discussed the creation of the SPECA Fund and the corresponding support from Ashgabat on this issue. The issue of holding the next SPECA ministerial meeting in Turkmenistan was also raised.

The meeting also discussed the preparation of the second voluntary national review of Turkmenistan on the SDGs, which will be presented at the UN High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development in June 2023.

Also during the meeting, it was proposed to hold an additional event dedicated to the city of Arkadag (Turkmenistan), the concept of which is based on the integration of smart systems with environmentally friendly technologies, including in the field of public transport, the city fleet of which will consist of electric buses and electric vehicles.