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Official visit of the State Secretary of the Ministry of Transport and National Secretary of the IGC TRACECA in Romania


On 16th July 2018 upon official invitation of Mr. Ciopraga, TRACECA Secretary General, Ms. Maria Magdalena Grigore, State Secretary of the Ministry of Transport and National Secretary of the IGC TRACECA in Romania and H.E. Mr. Dan Iancu, Ambassador of Romania to Azerbaijan visited TRACECA Headquarter.

The purpose of the visit is to discuss the current status of TRACECA corridor development and action plan within the framework of TRACECA activities.

The Agenda of the meeting included such issues as a draft Action Plan 2018-2021 for the implementation of the Strategy of the Intergovernmental Commission TRACECA, new role created by the opportunities along the TRACECA corridor that connects regions of Europe and Asia, covering the Caucasus, beneficial initiatives and ideas, including Memorandums of Understanding, TRACECA Multilateral Permits, TRACECA Manual for border crossing and other outstanding issues.

Within the exchange of opinions with Mr. Ciopraga, H.E. Mr. Iancu and Ms. Grigore mentioned that the main objectives of further development of the TRACECA corridor for the upcoming period will consist in the continuation of enhancing the role and functions of the TRACECA corridor in the international trade outside the TRACECA region as an important alternative to other corridors.

During discussion, Ms. Grigore stressed the significance of the initiatives and ideas implemented on the level of the Head of States which are define the status and level of decisions made.

Taking into the account the importance of attraction of the international financial institutions to TRACECA activities and implementation of the new projects, the Parties discussed organizational steps of holding the Third TRACECA Investment Forum in 2019, in Bucharest, Romania.

Ms. Grigore informed the participants of the Meeting that the Third TRACECA Investment Forum will be organized within the Black Sea Investment Forum on 14-15 May 2019 at Constanta, Romania during the Romanian Presidency in the Council of the European Union.

The follow-up activity and discussions are to be continued.


Permanent Secretaritat of the IGC TRACECA