The Asia-European regional review meeting was jointly organized by the UN-OHRLLS, UNECE and UNESCAP at the Headquarters of ESCAP in Bangkok on 22 and 23 April 2008. About 50 senior officials from Asian and European landlocked and transit countries and representatives from donor countries and the relevant UN system organizations and other relevant international, regional and sub-regional organizations came to participate in the regional review meeting. The outcome document of the meeting identifies progress and obstacles in the implementation of the Almaty Programme of Action along its five priority areas and makes suggestions on how to accelerate the implementation of the programme in the region. It contains specific action-oriented recommendations and deliverables aimed at strengthening harmonization of legal regimes, adoption of integrated approach to trade and transport facilitation, elimination of physical and non-physical bottlenecks to transport, and the promotion of integrated training programmes in both public and private sectors, establishing national transit and trade facilitation committees, completing missing links, promoting intermodal transport and developing integrated transport corridors and logistics services as well as the mobilization of domestic and external resources.

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