VI Summit of cooperation council of Turkic states
President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev has announced initiatives on strengthening cooperation between Turkic states at the sixth meeting of Turkic countries Cooperation Council. The summit is taking place in the Cholpon-Ata city at the coast of Issyk-Kul. Presidents of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Turkey as well as the Hungarian Prime Minister participated in the meeting. President Nursultan Nazarbayev highlighted the need to use the transit potential of the states and simplify the tariff policy. Moreover, President Nursultan Nazarbayev called for using the opportunities of Astana International Financial Center. The president noted the successful ‘100 New Faces of Kazakhstan’ project which was implemented as part of the Modernization of Kazakhstan’s Identity program and proposed the creation of a similar project within the borders of member countries of the Turkic Council. In addition, President Nursultan Nazarbayev also urged the countries to invest in the Turkestan region as it is the centre of the Turkic world. Another initiative of the President of Kazakhstan is to strengthen the interaction between the young generations of the member states of the Council and organize joint trips on sightseeing, culture and customs of the states.
NURSULTAN NAZARBAYEV, PRESIDENT OF KAZAKHSTAN:
- The geopolitical and geo-economic situation is undergoing significant changes. There is the lack of stability in the development of the world’s economy as international relations are deteriorating. It is caused by various factors, including sanctions and trade wars, volatility of trade exchanges and financial markets, as well as reduction of investments. There is also a growing threat in terms of security, such as terrorism, religious extremism, organized crime, illegal migration and drug trafficking. These challenges affect the Turkic world as well. Therefore, we need to take comprehensive measures. Cooperation within the Turkic council allows joining efforts and creating favourable conditions for mutual development.