Secretary General Mr. Altynbek Mamaiusupov took part in the International Parliamentary Conference of the OSCE PA Silk Road Support Group titled “Belt and Road: Deepening Cooperation for Sustainable Development and Prosperity” held on 29-30 April 2019 in Minsk, Belarus. The conference was attended by ministers, parliamentarians, heads of international organizations and other dignitaries.
Secretary General delivered a speech in the conference. Emphasizing the particular importance of Silk Road for the TURKPA member countries, Mr. Mamaiusupov noted that they are keen to take the advantage of their transport, transit and tourism potential along the road. Secretary General mentioned that TURKPA as an inter-parliamentary organization is ready to contribute to the practical revival of the ancient Silk Road through legislative support and approximation of the legislative framework.
Following the opening ceremony, conference continued its work through three panels titled “Realization of the Belt and Road Initiative as a Factor of Economic Growth and Increase of Investment Attractiveness of the Participating States: Challenges and Ways of Development”, “Implementation of International Infrastructure Projects – the Basis for the Success of the Belt and Road Initiative” and “Using the Potential of the Belt and Road Initiative to Boost Humanitarian Cooperation and Tourist Attractiveness of the Participating States”.
The conference was concluded with adoption of the Minsk Declaration.