Astana, 3 November 2023 (TDI): The 10th Summit of the Council of Heads of State of the Organization of Turkic States (OTS) kicked off in Astana on November 3, where the Heads of the Member States will talk through geopolitical and integration issues.

The Summit is taking place on the eve of the 10th anniversary OTS summit

The 10th Summit of the Council of Heads of State of OTS is taking place under the motto of “Turk Time” to hold high-level discussion on the agenda of the Organization and to forge a new era of cooperation and coordination among the world’s Turkic states.

The OTS Summit is being attended by the Presidents of Turkiye, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, and Kyrgyzstan.

The officials from observer countries such as Turkmenistan, Hungary, and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus are also attending the Summit.

Agenda of the OTS Summit

The agenda of the Summit includes holding discussions on political and economic developments, socio-economic issues, and cultural-humanitarian cooperation within the region and beyond, addressing key aspects of multilateral cooperation among Member States and Observers.

It also includes the leaders making decisions on pivotal matters, finalizing agreements, and endorsing official documents related to OTS projects in fields such as economy, trade, transport, and customs, while discussing future strategies for the organization’s development.

Furthermore, the Summit agenda is centered on the imperative to strengthen unity within the Turkic world in response to complex geopolitical and geo-economic challenges.

Another topic on the agenda includes harmonizing the activities within the Organization of Turkic States, along with other areas of cooperation.

It is also expected that issues related to formulating a consolidated position on the current Middle East conflict may be raised.

After the Summit, it is expected that the Astana Act and Astana Declaration will be signed by the attendees of the Summit, along with that it is expected that important decisions will be taken in the economy, trade, transportation, customs, finance, education, tourism, culture and many other fields.

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The Organization of Turkic States, formerly called the Turkic Council, was established in 2009 as an intergovernmental organization made up of prominent independent Turkic countries that work together to elevate relations and union among themselves.

Its members are Turkiye, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Uzbekistan, while Hungary as well as Turkmenistan and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus have observer status.