President of Turkmenistan Serdar Berdymukhamedov called for the development of cross-border trade and partnerships in the small and medium-sized business sector while speaking at the 16th summit of the Organization for Economic Cooperation (OEC) in Tashkent, Turkmen state news agency TDH reports.
"We attach great importance to the activation of business relations through small and medium-sized entrepreneurship, the production of certain types of industrial goods, agricultural products, the development of cooperation in the service sector, and other areas," said the head of the Turkmen state.
President Berdymukhamedov emphasized the need for OEC member countries to create a favorable cross-border environment and stimulate regional cooperation. He noted the importance of activating business relations, industrial cooperation, and the service sector.
The President of Turkmenistan proposed the creation of an information portal for exchanging data on the opportunities and intentions of countries with the aim of expanding multilateral partnerships within the framework of the OEC.
The summit of OEC heads of state took place on November 8-9, 2023, in Tashkent. It was attended by the heads of state and government of OEC member countries, including Azerbaijan, Afghanistan, Iran, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Turkey, and Uzbekistan.
The Organization was established in 1985 with the participation of Iran, Pakistan, and Turkey. The secretariat's headquarters is located in Tehran.
November 9, 2023