(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
BAKU, Azerbaijan, July 5. The first meeting of
the ministers of agriculture of the member and observer countries
in the Organization of Turkic States was held in Uzbekistan's
capital Tashkent, the Azerbaijani Ministry of Agriculture told
The meeting was chaired by Uzbek Minister of Agriculture
Zhamshid Khodzhayev and Secretary General of the Organization of
Turkic States Baghdad Amreyev.
The purpose of the meeting was to discuss the possibilities of
expanding cooperation between the member countries of the
organization in the field of agriculture, increasing trade, and
implementing projects of mutual interest.
Speaking at the meeting, Minister of Agriculture of Azerbaijan
Inam Karimov noted that the country is making great efforts to
achieve a sustainable transformation of the agro-food system.
“Green energy, digitalization and innovative solutions are the
main principles of our work to create a sustainable national
agro-food system. Azerbaijan is implementing a successful digital
transformation in the field of agriculture,” Karimov said.
“Our current practice is recognized by the relevant
international organizations as one of the best in the world. In
Azerbaijan, more than 500,000 farmers use digital agricultural
services and state support through the electronic agricultural
information system,” he noted.
“Azerbaijan is ready to share this experience with the member
countries of the Organization of Turkic States,' added the
At the meeting, it was noted that the Turkic states have great
potential for cooperation in all areas of agriculture.
Following the meeting, a declaration was adopted. Within the
framework of the meeting, Karimov met with his Uzbek counterpart
Zhamshid Khodzhayev. As a result of the meeting, a roadmap for
cooperation in the agricultural sector was signed.
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