Ministerial/WG Meetings

Three meetings of the Ministers of Transport, two meetings of the Coordination Council on Transport at deputy minister-level, seven meetings of the Working Group have been organized so far.


The last (third) Meeting of the Ministers of Transport of the Turkic Council was hosted by the then Minister of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communication of the Republic of Turkey Binali Yıldırım 9 March 2016 in Istanbul. Among other participants from the member states were Minister of Transport and Communications of the Kyrgyz Republic Argynbek Malayev, Deputy Minister of Transport of the Republic of Azerbaijan Musa Panahov and Deputy Chairman of the Transport Committee of the Republic of Kazakhstan Yerlan Zhumashev.

The ministers made evaluations regarding the projects carried out under the aegis of the Turkic Council in the field of transport. They especially discussed in more detail the Trans-Caspian International East West Middle Transport Corridor (Trans-Caspian Corridor) passing across the member states and exchanged ideas on the steps to make this alternative route more efficient and consistent.

The Final Declaration of the Workshop on the Trans-Caspian Multimodal Route co-organized by the Turkic Council and Ministry of Transport, Maritime Affairs and Communications of the Republic of Turkey one day prior to the ministerial meeting was presented to the ministers during the meeting. They stressed that realization of the declaration issues will make Trans-Caspian Corridor more effective. During the meeting, the Minister of Transport of the Kyrgyz Republic Argynbek Malayev signed on the Turkic Council Joint Transport Cooperation Protocol already signed by Ministers of Transport of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Turkey during the First Meeting of the Ministers of Transport of the Turkic Council held in 2013 in Azerbaijan.