President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdimuhamedov on Monday in Ashgabat received the Secretary General of the Organization of Turkic States (OTS) Baghdad Amreyev, the official Turkmen media reports.
The meeting discussed coordination of efforts and implementation of joint projects in such strategic areas as energy, transport and communications, and infrastructure.
The OTS in its press release said the Secretary General accentuated the development of solid legal frameworks for effective multilateral cooperation among the organization’s member countries. Amreyev underlined in this regard the importance of finalizing the Agreement on International Combined Freight Transportation, Agreement on Simplified Customs Corridor, Free Trade Agreement in Services and Investments, and Agreement establishing the Turkic Investment Fund.
The sides also discussed preparations for the upcoming OTS Summit to be held in Samarkand in November this year.
The Organization of Turkic States, formerly called the Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States (Turkic Council), was established on October 3, 2009 by the Nakhchivan Agreement signed between Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Turkey. In 2018, Uzbekistan became the member of the organization and Hungary joined it as an observer state.
In November last year, Turkmenistan joined to the Organization of Turkic States as an observer state.