Ambassador Halil Ibrahim Akca, ECO Secretary General, participated in the “10th Trans Eurasia International Conference on Transport and Transit Potential”, hosted by Kazakh Ministry of Investments and Development on 2nd November 2017 in Astana. About 300 participants from the Eurasian countries, representing public and private sectors and transport sector, diplomatic corps in Republic of Kazakhstan, and regional and international organizations, financial institutions, transport associations and companies were present in the Conference.
The Conference adopted its final Resolution where, inter alia, efforts of ECO on streamlining regional transport connectivity and trade facilitation mechanisms, including initiatives on commercialization of the railway connecting Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan and Iran (KTI), have been welcomed.
On the sidelines of the Conference, ECO Secretary General met with His Excellency Mr. Kairat Abdrakhmanov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan where two sides reviewed relations between ECO and Republic of Kazakhstan. Minister Abdrakhmanov appreciated ECO’s role, including its transport related activities, in contributing to the economic development of its member countries and expressed support to ECO’s Vision-2025 and reform process. He also awarded to Ambassador Halil Ibrahim Akca a Commemorative Medal on the occasion of 25th Anniversary of the Diplomatic Service of Republic of Kazakhstan.