On June 16, 2020, an online consultative meeting of the National Coordinators of the Regional Economic Cooperation in Central Asia (CAREC) program of the Asian Development Bank was held. From the Turkmen side the meeting was attended by the heads of the Ministry of Finance and Economics of Turkmenistan.

During the meeting, the participants were introduced to the implemented projects of the CAREC program in the field of economics, trade, energy, tourism, economic corridors, as well as the measures taken by the Asian Development Bank in response to COVID-19 in the field of healthcare.

The main objectives of the meeting were to summarize the current situation and discuss the economic impact of the pandemic in the CAREC countries, provide updated information on the ADB response to the pandemic, evaluate the activities and results of the CAREC program, and identify and agree on the necessary changes.