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09/10/2021 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 09/10/2021 02:04

The OSCE Centre in Ashgabat organizes a seminar on the benefits of e-business and e-commerce in Turkmenistan

A two-day seminar on promoting e-business and e-commerce and defining the role of government in elaboration of legislation to promote digitalization was held online on 9 and 10 September 2021.

Representatives from the Ministry of Trade and Foreign Economic Relations, the Ministry of Finance and Economy, the Ministry of Justice, the Central Bank of Turkmenistan, and other state agencies, commercial banks and private sector participated in the event.

International experts from Kazakhstan and Moldova highlighted current international trends in e-business and e-commerce and presented best practices in developing strategies and legislation to create a favourable e-business environment to attract investment. Experts also outlined regulatory tools and policies for sustainable development of e-business and e-commerce, shared best practices in promoting security of digital markets, and facilitated discussion on opportunities for digital market development in Turkmenistan.

'The introduction of digital systems and technologies into national practices requires the development of effective institutional and legislative mechanisms as well as the consistent improvement of human and institutional capacities,' said William Leaf, Officer-in-Charge of the OSCE Centre in Ashgabat.

'The OSCE Centre in Ashgabat, in its turn, focuses on the development and implementation of digital technologies as one of the topical issues both within the mandate of the Centre and on the national agenda,' added Leaf.