6 September 2016
The Regional Technical Group (RTG) Meeting of the Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process for the Regional Infrastructure Confidence Building Measures (RI-CBM) was held on 6 September 2016 in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan.
The meeting was attended by delegations from over twenty participating and supporting states and supporting organizations to the RI-CBM.
At the outset, Turkmenistan’s Deputy Foreign Minister, Wafa Hajiyev, welcomed the participants of the meeting and said that this year is significantly important for regional economic projects, reviwing activities and status of implementation of regional projects under the RI-CBM.
He expressed that we have been continuing our cooperation with Afghanistan through bilateral and multilateral frameworks and regional economic projects which are crucial for the stability and prosperity of the region.
Participants of the meeting delivered their progress reports of activities under RI-CBM and discussed the technical and political challenges ahead of regional infrastructure projects.