Fifth meeting of the Project Steering Committee

Ashgabat, 17 September 2019. Fifth meeting of the Project Steering Committee was conducted by the European Union (EU) funded project “Support for Public Administration Capacity Building in Turkmenistan” in the Yildiz hotel. The meeting was organized to discuss the achieved results for the fifth reporting period November 2018 – April 2019 and planned further project activities.

Head of Cooperation of the EU Delegation to Kazakhstan Mr. Johannes Stenbaek Madsen, representatives of the EU Delegation to Turkmenistan Mr. Lubomir Frebort and Mr. Ilya Ikonnikov, representatives of Embassies of the EU member-states – Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Embassy of France in Ashgabat Mr. Francois Delahousse and Mr. Tnej Valerio, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Embassy of the Italian Republic in Ashgabat Mr. Diego Ungaro, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Embassy of the Romania in Ashgabat Mr. Sorin Vasile Moldovan, as well as the regular members of the Project Steering Committee – representatives of the Academy of Civil Service under President of Turkmenistan, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan, Institute of State, Law and Democracy of Turkmenistan, Institute of International Relations of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkmenistan, Ministry of Finance and Economy of Turkmenistan, Ministry of Labor and Social Protection of Population of Turkmenistan, Ministry of Education of Turkmenistan, International University for the Humanities and Development and Project Experts participated in the meeting.

Chairman of the Project Steering Committee, Rector of the Academy of Civil Service under the President of Turkmenistan (AoCS) Mr. Alym Annamyradov opened the meeting and reported on the successful collaborative work of the project with AoCS.

Team Leader of the project Mr. Folkert Milch presented the activities implemented during the reporting period under the Project Component 1 and 2.  The Team Leader introduced major project achievements during thereporting period and shared with the meeting participants the future plans, objectives and aims for the next reporting period. Preliminary list of activities planned for the possible extended period of the project was also mentioned in the meeting.

The participants actively discussed the accomplished goals of the project. Main discussion points were about the limitation of lecturers in the AoCS to teach the future MPA program and e-resource center of the AoCS. In this regard, project beneficiaries offered their help with teaching materials. Representatives of the EU Delegation and Embassies also expressed their readiness to provide Turkmenistan and the project an additional support.

The meeting was concluded with a statement of Mr. Madsen: “I appreciate the work done and very well prepared report. My compliments to the project”, positive impression of participants on achievements of the project and approval of minutes of the forth meeting of the Project Steering Committee

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