President Recep Tayyip Erdogan attended the Extraordinary Meeting of the Cooperation Council of the Turkic Speaking Countries on the cooperation and solidarity 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 social 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 cargo per day over the Baku-Tbilisi-Kars line to the existing cargo. ” "I hope these troubled periods will end soon, and much brighter and 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 should also prepare for the post-epidemic”
I offer our Transport and Trade ministers to come together with the video conference method. Since the outbreak started, we have ensured that more than 64 thousand citizens from 25 countries return to the country. We have decided not to enforce any criminal procedure for foreigners who violate visa and residence permit. With Allah's permission, we will win the war with the coronavirus, of course. Then we will face the reality of a new world. Therefore, while continuing our struggle, we must also prepare for the post-epidemic. We should take the necessary steps rapidly by determining the areas of cooperation that should approach the health, trade, economy and social psychology in an integrated manner.