CICA was invited to participate as observer in the 2019 SPECA Days (SPECA – United Nations Special Programme for the Economies of Central Asia) that was held on November 20-21 in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. Ms. Shoplan Yelkeyeva, Member of Professional Personal of the CICA Secretariat represented the CICA at this event.
In her welcoming remarks, she noted that CICA’s work in economic dimension and SPECA’s activity have a lot in common, and in this regard, the cooperation of two structures is logical and mutually beneficial.
She informed that within the framework of economic dimension CICA conducts activities in the following 8 areas: promotion of small and medium enterprises, energy security, information technology, tourism, transport corridors, agriculture, finance, and sustainable development.
She also pointed out that organization of business forums is, in fact, most promising area of activity and noted that recent event held in the Russian Federation had a very positive response.
The development of subregional cooperation, especially in Central Asia, aimed to promote cooperation among CICA Member States, is an effective way to implement CICA objectives in the region which includes 27 countries of Asia and covers almost 90% of the continent.