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Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation July 11, 2019

Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation

The Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation (CAREC) program was established in 1996 by the Asian Development Bank and upgraded to ministerial level in 2002. It has grown into a major mechanism for economic cooperation in Central Asia, with an institutional framework of the Ministerial Conference, the Senior Officials Meeting, coordinating committees in priority areas, and regional business roundtables.

CAREC envisions accelerated growth and poverty reduction through cooperation among member countries in transport, trade, energy and other key sectors.

CAREC countries include Afghanistan, Azerbaijan, China, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.

The World Bank, International Monetary Fund, United Nations Development Program, Asian Development Bank, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, Islamic Development Bank, and some bilateral assistance organizations in developed countries have supported projects as partners under the CAREC program.


中亚区域经济合作于1996年由亚洲开发银行发起成立,2002年提升为部长级合作,已建立起以部长会议、高官会议、行业协调委员会和区域工商圆桌会议为主的合作协调机制,是中亚区域重要的经济合作机制之一。其宗旨是以合作谋发展,通过促进交通运输、贸易、能源和其他重要领域的区域合作,促进成员国经济社会发展,减少贫困。现有成员包括中国、阿富汗、阿塞拜疆、巴基斯坦、蒙古国、哈萨克斯坦、吉尔吉斯斯坦、塔吉克斯坦、土库曼斯坦、乌兹别克斯坦和 2016年加入的格鲁吉亚。世界银行、国际货币基金组织、联合国开发计划署、亚洲开发银行、欧洲复兴开发银行、伊斯兰开发银行6个国际组织,以及一些发达国家的双边援助机构作为发展伙伴也参与了该框架下的合作。