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Hungarian Prime Minister Orban meets with an official from Turkish countries for cooperative talks


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Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban received in Budapest on Friday the Secretary General of the Organization of Turkic States (OTS) Kobanishbek Omoraliev.

Orban, while congratulating Omoraliev on his appointment to this position, stressed that Hungary, which has observer status in the organization, has always fostered deep ties with the Turkish world.

Orbán reaffirmed Hungary’s commitment to achieving the goals of the OTS towards “promoting multidimensional cooperation and increasing people-to-people contacts and cultural exchange between member states and observer states by promoting their rich heritage and shared values.”

For his part, Omuraliyev said that Hungary has made valuable contributions to the organization and expressed his continued support for facilitating and further developing economic, trade and investment relations.

He also affirmed Hungary’s readiness to actively participate in activities aimed at implementing the decisions taken at the ninth summit of the organization in Samarkand last November.

Omoralif and Orban exchanged views and exchanged views on strengthening practical cooperation in priority areas such as transport, energy, agriculture and water management.

They stressed the role of the OTS Drought Prevention Institute, to be established in Budapest, to reduce the negative effects of drought and its economic impact on Turkish countries, and to benefit from Hungary’s experience and expertise in water management and drought prevention.

Underscoring the importance of cultural, educational, youth and sports activities within the OTS, the parties expressed their willingness to actively involve Hungarian universities in the Association of Turkish Universities and agreed to support the scheduled events, including the World Nomad Games.

They also discussed the vital role of the OTS Representative Office in Budapest in promoting cooperation between OTS members and Hungary, as well as European institutions.

OTS, formerly called the Turkic Council, is an international organization of prominent independent Turkish states working together to advance relations and union among themselves.

Its members are Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkey and Uzbekistan. Hungary, Turkmenistan and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) of the European Union have observer status.

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