Turkic states have enormous economic power on a global scale, and agriculture is one of the main sources of this power, Azerbaijan's Minister of Agriculture Majnun Mammadov said at the II Forum of Agribusiness of Turkic States in Baku.
"Natural resources, biodiversity, geographical location and climate further strengthen our agricultural potential. The Turkic Agribusiness Forum, which brought together businessmen and officials of the Turkic world, aims to further strengthen trade ties between our countries. Trade is not only the exchange of goods for a fee, trade also means the exchange of cultures, national traditions, best practices and technologies. We expect from you, businessmen, that by building cooperation based on these principles, you will further increase the economic power of the Turkic community and contribute to food security," he noted.
The minister added that the Cooperation Council of Turkic-Speaking States, founded in 2009 in Nakhchivan, in accordance with the goals and objectives set by Azerbaijan and other member states to form a stronger format of cooperation, was renamed the Organization of Turkic States, which is one of the authoritative international organizations of the world: "Health, migration, agriculture are considered the areas of cooperation within the organization, new mechanisms of cooperation have been created in the field of economics, energy, media, justice and other humanitarian areas. As President Ilham Aliyev noted, strengthening ties with member countries of the Organization of Turkic states in all areas is one of the main priorities of Azerbaijan’s foreign policy."