Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu called on the countries of the “Turkish world” to develop strategies that would make them shock-resistant in light of the existing challenges.
This came in a speech he delivered during a preparatory meeting held Thursday in the Uzbek capital Tashkent on the eve of the summit of the leaders of the Organization of Turkish States to be held in Samarkand.
Çavuşoğlu stressed that the region is going through a difficult stage, so consultations should continue and medium and long-term strategies should be developed to make the OIC countries resistant to shocks.
He stressed the need to develop communications and transport corridors between the countries of the Turkish world.
He pointed out that the Samarkand Summit will witness the signing of a strategic document to facilitate trade and agreements to establish a simplified customs corridor on Friday, as well as agreements for joint international shipping.
According to a statement published by the Organization of Turkish States on Wednesday, Samarkand will host a summit of leaders of member states on November 11.
The summit will be held under the theme “A New Phase in Turkish Civilization: Joint Development and Prosperity”.
The meeting is scheduled to discuss the agenda on the organization’s agenda and take decisions regarding its projects in the fields of economy, trade, transport and customs.
The summit will also witness the transfer of the rotating presidency of the organization from Turkey to Uzbekistan.