Tashkent, 9 May 2023 (TDI): On May 8, 2023, the first-ever meeting of Heads of Geographical Societies of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Türkiye, Uzbekistan, and Hungary was held in Tashkent, Uzbekistan.
The purpose of the meeting was to establish the Geographical Council of Turkic States, which aims to foster people-to-people cooperation and networks among NGOs in line with the “Turkic Vision – 2040” goals.
About the meeting discussions
During the meeting, the Heads of Geographical Societies signed an agreement to establish the Geographical Council of Turkic States. The newly established council will serve as a platform to deepen people-to-people contacts, exchange knowledge and experiences in the fields of science, education, and innovations, and foster tourism cooperation by promoting the rich natural and cultural heritage of Turkic geography.
Oybek Norinbaev, the Chairman of the Geographical Society of Uzbekistan, was elected as the Chairman of the Geographical Council of Turkic States by the participating parties. The newly elected Chairman expressed his gratitude for the trust placed in him and emphasized the significance of the council’s establishment in promoting cooperation among the Turkic States.
The council’s comprehensive plan of activities for the coming period was discussed and agreed upon during the meeting. The council aims to organize seminars, conferences, workshops, and training programs for the member states’ geographical societies.
The council will also encourage joint research projects and collaborations between the member states’ geographical societies, along with promoting the region’s tourism potential.
The Heads of Geographical Societies stressed that the council’s establishment marks a significant step towards promoting cooperation among the Turkic States, which share a common cultural and historical background. The council’s efforts are expected to contribute to regional stability and prosperity.
In a nutshell, the establishment of the Geographical Council of Turkic States is a milestone towards enhancing people-to-people cooperation and networks among NGOs in the region.
The council’s activities are expected to deepen knowledge and experiences in the fields of science, education, and innovations and promote tourism cooperation by highlighting the region’s natural and cultural heritage.
Thus, the council’s formation marks a crucial step towards achieving the goals of the “Turkic Vision – 2040” and promoting regional stability and prosperity.