Uzbekistan and Turkic Council considered the ways of interaction in the field of transport and transit with a view to developing proposals for the effective use of transport corridors passing through the territories of the CCTS countries (Cooperation Council of Turkic-Speaking States), Trend reports citing the Ministry of Investment and Foreign Trade of Uzbekistan.
The mentioned issue was discussed by the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Investments and Foreign Trade of Uzbekistan Sardor Umurzakov and the Secretary General of the CCTS Baghdad Amreyev during their meeting.
It is reported that an agreement was reached on practical cooperation in order to further strengthen the activities of the CCTS. It was noted that the Uzbek side will take an active part in the development and approval of a number of conceptual documents, such as ‘Vision of the Turkic World – 2040’ and ‘Strategy of the Turkic Council for 2020-2025’.
The parties noted the successful holding of the meeting of the tourism ministers of the Turkic Council countries in Kokand. One of the results of the event was the joining of Uzbekistan to the Modern Silk Road program, which was created in 2018 during the meeting of the tourism ministers of the Turkic Council member countries at a meeting in Astana. The main goal of the project is to create a platform for the development and promotion of joint travel packages covering all CCTS countries.
In addition, prospects for the development of cooperation with CCTS in the investment, trade and economic spheres were discussed. In this vein, the possibilities of joint work on the creation of a Joint Investment and Integration Fund were considered, the function of which will be to finance projects in the CCTS member countries.
The parties also considered ways of interaction in the field of transport and transit, meaning the development of proposals for the effective use of transport corridors passing through the territory of the CCTS countries and the implementation of joint projects in the transport and logistics sector.
CCTS is an international organization uniting a number of Turkic countries. The organization was founded on October 3, 2009 by the Nakhichevan Agreement signed between Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Turkey. The General Secretariat of the organization is located in Istanbul (Turkey). Uzbekistan became a member of the CCTS on September 14, 2019.