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Tatiana Valovaya, EEC Minister for the Main Areas of Integration and Macroeconomics met Cihan Sultanoglu, UNDP Director of the Regional Bureau for Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (RBEC)

Tatiana Valovaya, EEC Minister for the Main Areas of Integration and Macroeconomics met Cihan Sultanoglu, UNDP Director of the Regional Bureau for Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (RBEC)

3/1/2013
On  February 28, Moscow became venue of the meeting between EEC Member of the Board (Minister) for the Main Areas of Integration and Macroeconomics Tatiana Valovaya and Cihan Sultanoglu, UNDP Director of the Regional Bureau for Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (RBEC). The meeting’s agenda included the development options for mutually beneficial cooperation between the EEC and the UNDP.

In particular, Ms. Valovaya propounded to provide support to the UNDP’s projects in the Republic of Kyrgyzstan and the Republic of Tajikistan with the purposes to provide assistance in preparing the states to the accession to the Customs Union.
According the EEC Member of the Board, mutual development of analytical materials in the field of the human potential development and sustainable economic development in the CU and the CES Member-States are the main lines of cooperation given the integration processes influence.
The Parties discussed the possibility to sign Memorandum of Understanding and Cooperation between the EEC and the UNDP to govern the mutual effort in the agreed areas of mutual interest.
Background information:
The UN Development Program is a global UN networks in the field of development enabling positive changes in human lives through providing its member-states with access to the sources of knowledge, experience and resources. The UNDP operates in 166 countries assisting in finding solutions to global and national development challenges. The UNDP implements a wide range of projects in Central Asia, including the candidates to the CU and the CES accession – the Republic of Kyrgyzstan and the Republic of Tajikistan in terms of human potential development, environment and energetic, sustainable development, poverty reduction, etc.