UN General Assembly passed a resolution supporting the initiative of Azerbaijan on establishment of Eurasian Alliance (Eurasian Connectivity Alliance - EuraCA) and construction of Trans-Eurasian Information Super Highway (TASIM), a message from UN said.
According to the message from UN, the resolution was adopted at the 98th plenary session of General Assembly's 67th session.
The following countries joined the resolution as co-authors: Israel, Turkey, Georgia, Belarus, Moldavia, Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, Sri Lanka and New Zealand.
This initiative envisages enhancing trans-regional cooperation in information and communications technology, help Governments respond better to needs and challenges in that sector, attract strong private sector interest and facilitate knowledge-sharing in this sphere.
Earlier UN adopted two resolutions on TASIM project which serves as a platform to facilitate international cooperation and sustainable development in the sphere of using information and communications technologies.
TASIM is a regionally significant project aimed at laying trans-national fibre-optic lines covering Eurasian countries from Western Europe to Eastern Asia.
The project envisages the creation of a major transit line from the German city of Frankfurt to Chinese Hong Kong. The network that brings together the biggest information exchange centres of Europe and Asia will run through the territories of Azerbaijan, Turkey, Georgia, China and Kazakhstan to Germany. An alternative north transit communication line will be laid through Russia, Ukraine and Poland.
Currently, the TASIM project includes such countries as Russia (Rostelecom), Kazakhstan (KazTransCom), Turkey (TurkTelecom) and China (ChinaTelecom), as well as Azerbaijani Azertelekom.
The project is aimed at reducing poverty and accelerating economic growth. It may also play a leading role in the region's development.
The TASIM project is meant to connect 20 countries. Its realisation will allow eliminating the 'information gap' between Western Europe and countries of the Pacific Basin./Trend/