Samarkand, 9 November 2022 (TDI): Samarkand will host the first summit of the Organization of Turkic States (OTS) on 11th November 2022.

The President of Uzbekistan, Shavkat Mirziyoyev will host the Heads of State of the Organization of Turkic States at the summit.

Before the summit, on November 10, 2021, the Council of Foreign Ministers of the OTS will gather in Samarkand. They will complete work on the Summit’s agenda items and the agreements that the Heads of State will sign.

The Presidents of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, & Türkiye will be attending the summit. Along with them, the Hungarian Prime Minister, the former President of Turkmenistan, & the organization’s Secretary-General will also join the first summit of OTS.

The Organization of Turkic States was founded in 2009 as an international organization with the overarching goal of developing thorough collaboration among Turkic States.


Theme of the Summit

The theme of the summit is defined as “New Era for the Turkic Civilization: Towards Common Development and Prosperity.” The theme will help provide a great platform where the organization’s extensive plan will be discussed.

Moreover, the leaders will have discussions on a range of important matters at the summit of the Organization Turkic States. They will conclude several agreements of the OTS projects in the areas of the economy, trade, transport, and customs.

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Additionally, the leaders will discuss important topics of multilateral cooperation among Member and Observer States in various spheres. The leaders will also share their views regarding political and economic developments in the region.

To conclude the summit, the Organization’s Chairmanship-in-Office will transfer from Turkey to Uzbekistan. The heads of state will sign the Samarkand Declaration and several resolutions, including those appointing managers to the OTS Secretariat.