Türkiye’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday arrived in Samarkand, Uzbekistan to attend the Ninth Summit of Turkish State Organizations.
Erdogan was welcomed at Samarkand International Airport by Uzbekistan’s Prime Minister Abdulla Aripov, Deputy Prime Minister Jamshid Khodjaev, and Deputy Foreign Minister Gayrat Fazilov as well as Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, Türkiye’s Ambassador to Tashkent Olgan Bekar, and Uzbekistan’s Ambassador to Ankara Alisher Agzamhodjayev.
The president was accompanied by first lady Emine Erdogan, Youth and Sports Minister Mehmet Muharrem Kasapoglu, Culture and Tourism Minister Mehmet Nuri Ersoy, National Education Minister Mahmut Ozer, National Defense Minister Hulusi Akar, Trade Minister Mehmet Mus, Transport and Infrastructure Minister Adil Karaismailoglu, Communications Director Fahrettin Altun, and presidential spokesperson Ibrahim Kalin.
The theme of the summit will be “New Era for Turkish Civilization: Towards Common Development and Prosperity.”
At the summit, important decisions that will form the first five-year implementation guide of the vision document, which constitutes the 20-year roadmap of the organization, will be taken, and the term presidency will be transferred from Türkiye to Uzbekistan.
During the summit, Uzbekistan President Shavkat Miromonovich will present the “Order of Outstanding Merit” to Erdogan, as well as the “Supreme Order of the Turkic World” for his laudable services.