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Uzbekistan supports historic decisions of the Turkic Council summit

Uzbekistan fully supports the historic decisions to rename the Turkic Council into the Organization of Turkic States and grant Turkmenistan the status of an observer state. This was stated by the President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev, addressing the participants of the summit of the Cooperation Council of Turkic-speaking States (Turkic Council) in Istanbul, the press service of the Uzbek leader reports.

Mirziyoyev stressed that these steps will raise the organization’s activities to a qualitatively new level, significantly increase its role and authority in the international arena.

It was noted that the rapid processes taking place in the world today, various challenges and threats, tests caused by the pandemic, problems of food security, ecology and climate change pose new and urgent tasks for the member states of the organization.

In this regard, the leader of Uzbekistan voiced initiatives aimed at more fully using the enormous potential of cooperation between the Turkic states and strengthening the organization.

The main priority is the creation of favorable and attractive conditions for the expansion of trade relations between the countries.

In order to comprehensively study the existing opportunities in this area, it was proposed to create a Center for Research on Trade Cooperation of the Turkic States, which will develop proposals for eliminating trade barriers, widespread introduction of e-commerce and increasing the volume of exports and imports.

The President of Uzbekistan called the development of transport and transit an important area of ​​cooperation, which will contribute to the further expansion of trade and economic cooperation between the countries of the Organization.

Considering that the topic of the current summit is “Green technologies and smart cities in the digital age”, the President of Uzbekistan came up with an initiative to create a permanent platform of experts and IT specialists for the exchange of experience and transfer of innovations to create smart cities. As a first step in this direction, it is proposed to hold a conference of experts in 2022.

During his speech, the head of the Uzbek state touched upon the current difficult situation in Afghanistan, which is in the center of general attention.

According to him, it is extremely important to prevent the emergence of a humanitarian crisis in this country, its international isolation and transformation into a haven for terrorists.

“Our approaches in dialogue with the new government of Afghanistan must be coordinated and solidary,” Shavkat Mirziyoyev said.

The Anadolu Agency’s website publishes in a shortened form . .(HAS).