At the summit to be held in Samarkand on November 11, Turkmenistan will become a member of the Organization of Turkic States.
If we look the issue in the light of the principles that Turkmenistan has declared in the past regarding world politics; a historic step and success for both the Turkish world and Turkmenistan.
In the preamble of the Nakhchivan Agreement, the member states reaffirmed their commitment to the purposes and principles of the United Nations Charter, and defined the main purpose of the Organization as deepening comprehensive cooperation among the Turkic States and contributing to regional and global peace and stability.
The main objectives and duties of the Organization set out in Article 2 of the Nakhchivan Agreement are as follows:
- Strengthening mutual trust between Turkic states;
- Maintaining peace in the Turkic regions and outside the region;
- Adoption of common positions of Turkic states on foreign policy issues;
- Coordinating actions to combat international terrorism, separatism, extremism and cross-border crime;
- The development of effective regional and bilateral cooperation in all areas related to common goals;
- Creation of favorable conditions for trade and investment;
- Creation comprehensive and balanced economic growth, social and cultural development;
- Discussion of the rule of law, good governance and protection of human rights;
- Expanding interaction in the fields of science, technology, education and culture;
- Promoting interaction between Turkic and more intensive communication with the mass media;
- Promoting information exchange and judicial cooperation on legal matters.