The upcoming Summit of the Heads of States of the Organization of Turkic States, to be held in Samarkand on 11 November 2022, will explore several measures, aimed at advancing economic cooperation and transport connectivity between Turkic nations.
OTS’s Secretary General Amreyev at the Istanbul extraordinary meeting of the Council of Foreign Ministers on Monday (17 Oct) told about the summit agenda, primarily focused around the following issues:
- Creating favorable conditions to facilitate mutual trade and investment and accelerating cooperation in the digital economy,
- Generating favorable conditions and simplifying administrative procedures to render the Trans-Caspian International East-West Middle Corridor a more efficient, sustainable and seamless route,
- Signing of “Agreement on International Combined Freight Transport” and developing the Transport Connectivity Program,
- Fostering multidimensional connectivity with the sectoral approach: enhancing tourism potential, intensifying energy collaboration, strengthening agricultural cooperation and ensuring food security.
- Enhancing effective mechanisms for strengthening the role of science, technology and innovation in regional cooperation.
The gathering was attended by the foreign ministers of Türkiye, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, representative of Hungary. Turkmenistan was represented by Mekan Ishanguliyev, Ambassador of Turkmenistan to Türkiye.
Turkic States account for a population of around 150 million, cover an area of over 4.5 million square kilometers, and have a total GDP of around 1.5 trillion USD, ranking the 13th as a whole in the world. ///nCa, 19 October 2022