Kazakhstan welcomes Uzbekistan membership in Turkic Council - MFA of RK
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The Republic of Kazakhstan welcomes the Republic of Uzbekistan’s accession to the Cooperation Council of Turkic-speaking states (Turkic Council, CCTS), Kazpravda.kz cites the statement of Kazakhstan Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
"On September 14, 2019, President of Uzbekistan Sh. Mirziyoyev signed a decree on joining the Nakhchivan agreement on establishment of the Cooperation Council of Turkic-speaking states. On the same day, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Uzbekistan directed the Instrument on Uzbekistan accession to the CCTS Secretariat. The Turkic Council was established on October 3, 2009 on the initiative of the First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev. The founding states are Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Turkey. This historic decision is important for the Turkic world, and it coincides with the 10th anniversary of the Nakhchivan agreement," the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan noted.
According to the Ministry, the decision on Uzbekistan membership in the Turkic Council is to be signed by the organization’s heads of state during the 7th Summit of the Turkic Council, which will be held in Baku on October 15, 2019 and will be devoted to the development of small and medium-sized businesses.
"Uzbekistan’s membership in the CCTS will help strengthen the integration of the Turkic world and open for its member states new cooperation horizons, especially at the time when the Turkic Council is taking concrete steps to enhance the economic cooperation of the Turkic nations. In May 2019, in the capital of Kazakhstan, within the framework of the XII Astana Economic Forum, the joint Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Turkic-speaking states was launched, which will further solidify the ties between businessmen and increase trade between the countries ", - says the statement of Kazakhstan Foreign Ministry.