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In July 2022, representatives of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Poland, Serbia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Switzerland met in Bad Ragaz to celebrate the 30th anniversary of their constituency in the Bretton Woods institutions and exchange views on future cooperation. The Bretton Woods institutions are the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund.
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The constituency representatives discussed how their countries are tackling the economic and social challenges raised by Russia's aggression against Ukraine. Other topics on the agenda were energy and food security, economic stability and climate change – issues affecting all countries in the constituency.
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At a seminar, the countries presented examples of how they are dealing with the opportunities and risks for the economy, society, the environment and the financial system. Switzerland underscored the importance of the World Bank Group and the IMF in helping countries achieve the development goals of the 2030 Agenda and the Paris Climate Agreement.
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Over the past 30 years, the constituency countries have established a great deal of trust and – as evidenced in Bad Ragaz – this facilitates cooperation among them. Switzerland's contribution as head of the constituency was acknowledged by all members. This also gave Switzerland an opportunity to address issues such as governance and the sustainable energy transition.
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