Today, on April 10, President of the Republic of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev will take part in an extraordinary summit meeting of the Cooperation Council of Turkic-Speaking States, to be held in the form of a videoconference and to serve to discuss the coordination of efforts in combating the spread of coronavirus.
The meeting is convened on the initiative of Azerbaijan presiding currently in the organization. The event is to be attended by the heads of five member nations of the Turkic Council – Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Turkey and Uzbekistan, as well as the President of Turkmenistan and the Prime Minister of Hungary.
Director General of the World Health Organization, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, is also expected to join the videoconference.
In accordance with the agenda, the participants are to exchange views on priority measures taken in countries to prevent the spread of the pandemic.
The main areas of interaction to be discussed and specific partnership mechanisms developed to counter this dangerous infectious disease will include those to be spearheaded through the ministries of healthcare and other authorized agencies of the sides.
Particular attention will be paid to issues of further promotion of priority projects in trade, economic, investment, transport and communication cooperation in the context of the global epidemiological crisis.
The extraordinary summit meeting participants are anticipated to adopt a joint declaration.