20 April 2015 Astana, Kazakhstan

An international conference under the title of “Eurasia Transport Corridors: New Ways for Cooperation” was organized by Institute for Strategic Studies under the Presidency of Kazakhstan (ISS) with participation of high-level representatives from official foreign policy institutes in Caucasian and Central Asian countries on 20 April 2015 in Astana. Turkey was represented by SAM Chairman Ali Resul Usul as special guest of ISS, who gave a speech at the conference on Turkey’s approach on developing transportation capacities in the Eurasian region.

On this occasion, chairmen of official think-tanks from Turkic Council member countries signed a Declaration to notify their common will to further contribute to the enhancement of its activities, as well as to affirm their consent to be part of a Memorandum of Understanding scheduled to be signed at the next Turkic Council meeting in Baku/Azerbaijan on 8 May.