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Twelfth Annual IGC Meeting, Odessa, 2016

Ukraine officially took over the presidency in the Intergovernmental Commission TRACECA

On 01 June 2016, in Odessa (Ukraine) there was held the Twelve Annual Meeting of the Intergovernmental Commission (IGC) TRACECA where the Republic of Turkey handed over the presidency in the IGC TRACECA to Ukraine. 

The Meeting was attended by the official Governments’ representatives of the Parties to the “Basic Multilateral Agreement on International Transport for Development of the Europe-the Caucasus-Asia Corridor” (MLA), Permanent Representatives (National Secretaries) of the Permanent Secretariat (PS) of the IGC TRACECA in the MLA member states, the representative of the European Commission, representatives of international organizations and TRACECA partners.

Within the framework of the IGC Agenda, member-countries of TRACECA adopted the Strategy for development of the international transport corridor Europe-the Caucasus-Asia for the period 2016-2026 elaborated on the basis of the Master Plan TRACECA.

With the view of increasing the efficiency of functioning of the TRACECA Permits System, the Intergovernmental Commission are made related amendments to the technical document.

The Parties considered the issues of development of the international transport corridor TRACECA: the implementation of the Strategy of the IGC TRACECA for development of the corridor by the MLA states-participants in 2015 for the period of presidency of the Republic of Turkey in the IGC TRACECA, the Concept of Development of International Road Traffic along the Corridor. The Parties discussed the progress of implementation by the MLA Parties of the priority actions within the realization of activities of the TRAECA Regional Action Strategy on Maritime Safety and Security and Environmental Protection for the period up to 2021.

The Intergovernmental Commission discussed the status of implementation of the Agreement on the development of Multimodal Transport and recommended that the non-signatory countries re-examine the possibility of participating in the Agreement.

On the outcomes of the Meeting Mr. Volodymyr Omelyan, the Chairman of the Intergovernmental Commission, minister of infrastructure of Ukraine signed the Final Resolutions. The IGC TRACECA adopted the Odessa Declaration.   

In addition, the photos of the Meeting of the Permanent Secretariat of the IGC TRACECA, held on 31 May 2016 and Twelve Annual Meeting of the IGC TRACECA, held on 01 June 2016 in Odessa, Ukraine, Agenda of the Meeting and Odessa declaration are also available online for downloading.