RECCA was highlighted by the Afghan Delegation during the UNGA side events

RECCA was highlighted by the Afghan Delegation during the UNGA side events

RECCA was highlighted by the Afghan Delegation during the UNGA side events

On the sidelines of the UN General Assembly Session this year including in a bilateral meeting between Ms. Adela Raz, Deputy Foreign Minister for Economic Cooperation and Ms. Fekitamoeloa Katoa, UN High Representative for LDCs, LLDCs and SIDSs as well as during the Ministerial Meetings of the Groups of 77, Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs) and Least Developed Countries (LDCs),  the delegation of Afghanistan, among other issues, highlighted the importance of regional economic cooperation in achieving inclusive growth and sustainable development.

The Afghan delegation stated that regional economic cooperation can serve as a cross-cutting enabler in the implementation of SDGs, the Istanbul Program of Action, the Vienna Program of Action and other development agendas and must therefore receive greater attention. Adding that Afghanistan is fully committed to sharing the benefits of its geo-economic location as a point of convergence and a land bridge between Central Asia, South Asia, Far East, the Middle East and Europe, in support of sustainable development and stability in Afghanistan and the wider region, the delegation of Afghanistan explained the ongoing efforts and priority projects under RECCA and highlighted the importance of greater support to RECCA and other regional cooperation platforms in the wider region.

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