The OSCE Centre in Ashgabat and the government of Turkmenistan presented the plan for projects intended for joint implementation in 2021 during an online briefing on Monday.
According to the Centre’s press release, the event brought together officials of the Turkmen government, including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and key national partner institutions as well as representatives of international organizations and embassies of OSCE participating States and Partners for Co-operation accredited in Turkmenistan.
Representatives from the Centre briefed participants on its project activities throughout 2020, which focused on preventive diplomacy and border management, trade and transport facilitation and environmental protection, rule of law and media reform. The representatives also emphasized the Centre’s initiatives on preventative measures related to the global COVID-19 health crisis and addressing its consequences across different spheres.
In 2021, the Centre will continue its essential projects and will launch a number of groundbreaking initiatives, including on strengthening cybersecurity and digitalization of customs procedures, developing e-commerce, attracting foreign investments, trial monitoring, as well as the interaction of state institutions with the public and media during pandemic and emergency situations.