The Transport Corridor Europe-Caucasus-Asia (TRACECA) is an international transport programme involving the European Union and 14 member States of the Eastern European, Caucasian and Central Asian region. It has a permanent Secretariat, originally financed by the European Commission, in Baku, Azerbaijan, and a regional office in Odessa,Ukraine. Since 2009 the organisation has been entirely financed by member countries. TRACECA was established in 1993, upon the signing of Multilateral Agreement on International Transport for the development of transport initiatives (including the establishment and development of a road corridor) between the EU, the Caucasus and Central Asia. The Permanent Secretariat of TRACECA was established in March 2000 in Baku. TRACECA program members are: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan,Iran, Moldova, Romania, Turkey, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan.