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Permanent Secretariat of Intergovernmental Commission TRACECA

The Permanent Secretariat is an executive body of the IGC TRACECA. The Permanent Secretariat was opened in Baku, Azerbaijan on 21 February 2001. The Azerbaijani ex-president Heydar Aliyev, Ex-High Commissioner for EC External Relations Christopher Patten, a prominent political figure Javier Solana and other high-ranking officials of participated in the official opening.

The Permanent Secretariat (PS) of the IGC TRACECA: 

  •  is headed by the Secretary General and administered by the Executive Secretary (currently, the position is suspended.);
  • delivers administrative services for the IGC and its structures, e.g organisation and facilitation of IGC and working group meetings; 
  • maintains the TRACECA archive; 
  • maintains traffic and project databases; 
  • renders technical advisory services, provides information and is responsible for dissemination; 
  • maintains protocol; 
  • maintains coordination, programming and project cycle management of TRACECA relevant projects;
  • follows-up, advances and promotes the MLA objectives and IGC decisions; and, 
  • keeps Permanent Representations in each party to the MLA.


For more information about Permanent Secretariat, please follow the links PS Meetings and PS Statute