Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan have signed a Cross-Border Transport Agreement that aims to boost trade in the region. The agreement is the first one signed under the Central Asia Regional Economic Cooperation program.
CAREC, which is backed by the Asian Development Bank, seeks to improve the flow of people and goods in Central Asia.
The CBTA between Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan commits the two countries to improving cross-border infrastructure and facilities, simplifying cross-border procedures and training officials assigned to border posts and offices. The two countries are expected to ratify the agreement in early 2011.