Azerbaijan’s President: “We should make efforts to introduce the Turkic world as the center of tolerance”

Azerbaijan’s President: “We should make efforts to introduce the Turkic world as the center of tolerance”
# 16 August 2013 09:56 (UTC +04:00)

Gabala. Rashad Suleymanov – APA. “Despite the economic and financial crisis in the world, our countries are confidently improving their economy,” said Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev in his closing speech at the summit of the Cooperation Council of Turkic-Speaking States in Gabala, APA reports.

Noting that Azerbaijan’s economy has more than tripled, the President said that there are great opportunities for expansion of economic cooperation: “Azerbaijan continues taking steps in this regard. The issue of joint activity in tourism sector was also raised. This is a very important issue. I offer to hold a fair on tourism potential of the Turkic world in our countries or abroad, as well as joint presentation at the international exhibitions. Azerbaijan launched its first telecommunications satellite early this year. Important steps are being taken in the humanitarian sphere. Further activities in this sphere will strengthen every country.”

The Head of State noted that the seaport, which is currently being constructed at the Caspian Sea, will be the largest port of the region: “The load capacity of this port will gradually reach 20m tonnes from 10m tonnes. This will increase the volume of cargo transported through the Caspian Sea”. Calling tolerance the great wealth of Turkic-speaking states, the President noted that efforts should be made to

introduce the Turkic world as the center of tolerance: “Demographic situation, which is our advantage, should be completed with serious economic development. If demographic situation increases equally with economy, it can be a great power. Joint activity of our Diaspora organizations abroad is also important. We are working on this, organize the congress of our Diaspora organizations.”

The President stressed that organizing the joint activity of the Turkic Diaspora organizations will be achievement of the Turkic-speaking states.

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