Kazakh Vice-Minister Yeldos Ramazanov, responsible for regional tourism, and Kyrgyz Deputy Minister for Tourism Maksat Damir uulu co-chaired the fourth Kazakh-Kyrgyz Almaty-Bishkek Economic Corridor (ABEC) subcommittee meeting.

Asian Development Bank (ADB) Central and West Asia Department Regional Cooperation and Operations Coordination (CWRC) Director Safdar Parvez launched the ABEC video, website, and tourism master plan. The meeting agreed to further improve border crossing point infrastructure, accelerate tourism reforms, and improve health laboratories in the region.