President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan attended the Extraordinary Meeting of the Cooperation Council of the Turkic-Speaking Countries on co-operation in the fight against the corona virus epidemic. Erdogan, "I expect our members of the council to provide convenience in matters such as passage quotas, tolls and driver visas." said.
The beginning of the speech of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is as follows; As a whole human being, we are currently running a difficult battle against the invisible enemy. The Turkic Council Summit will strengthen our solidarity in combating the coronavirus outbreak. I believe that we will get stronger from this troubled process.
We must implement the most practical solutions possible.
measures since the first day it began to spread of the virus in Turkey have implemented. Thanks to our investments in the field of health in the last 17 years, we have been caught up in the preparedness relatively. We have not had any serious problems until now. In addition to meeting our own needs, we try to be with our brothers by forcing all our needs. We consider the requests from you as a priority. The Turkish Council has already proven to be a useful platform to make our cooperation in this field more efficient. I think that our Ministry of Health can share experiences by organizing video conferences if needed.
We are facing a socio-economic crisis
At the same time, with the effect of the epidemic, we are facing a global socio-economic crisis. The measures we take can negatively affect the trade between us. For this reason, we should implement the most practical solutions as soon as possible by taking care of public health in areas such as transportation, customs border crossings.
We are working to transport 3 tons of daily cargo in addition to the current load over the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars line.” He said, “I hope these troubled times will end soon, and much brighter and more peaceful days will embrace us.
Developments have once again demonstrated the importance of strengthening the central Caspian passage. I expect our members of the council to provide convenience in matters such as passage quotas, tolls and driver visas.
Continuing international trade and cargo transportation within the framework of a free, open and rule-based approach is vital for the continuity of the supply chain.
The communication sector is also going through an important test with this epidemic. I believe that our Council can take a role in the development and implementation of the cyber security phenomenon.
We must also prepare for the post-pandemic
I propose that our Ministers of Transport and Commerce come together via video conference. Since the epidemic started, we have ensured the return of more than 64 thousand citizens from 25 countries. We have decided not to impose penalties on foreigners who violate visa and residence permits during the measures. By Allah's leave, the fight against coronavirus of course kazanwe will. Then we will face the reality of a new world. For this reason, while continuing our struggle, we must prepare for the post-epidemic. We should approach health, trade, economy and social psychology in a holistic way, identify areas of cooperation and take the necessary steps quickly.