The opening speeches for the Turkish States Organization (TSO) Multimodal Transportation and Logistics Forum will be delivered by Minister Uraloğlu and TSO Secretary-General Ambassador Kubanychbek Omuraliev.
Minister Uraloğlu emphasized that the primary objective of the forum is to provide a platform for the development of multimodal transportation routes, stating, “The event aims to promote collaboration and partnerships by focusing on the development of multimodal transportation routes along the Middle Corridor. Additionally, it aims to enhance the efficiency, sustainability, and resilience of global supply chains.”
The forum will bring together heads of railway authorities, representatives of leading transportation and logistics companies, commercial organizations, and relevant stakeholders in the region.
The Summit of Heads of State of Turkish-Speaking Countries emerged as a forum in the aftermath of the dissolution of the Soviet Union in 1991, with the participation of Turkey and the language community in South Caucasus, Azerbaijan, and in Central Asia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and Kyrgyzstan.
To date, 16 “Summits of Heads of State of Turkish-Speaking Countries” have been held, and the “Nakhchivan Agreement” regarding the establishment of the Cooperation Council of Turkish-Speaking States was signed at the 9th Summit held on October 2-3, 2009, in Nakhchivan.
This structure consists of the Council of Heads of State, the Council of Foreign Ministers, the Council of Elders, the Committee of Senior Officials, and the Secretariat based in Istanbul.