The Turkish government has ratified several international agreements in the fields of sport, transport, economy and trade, according to information published on December 30 in the country's official gazette. The various agreements have been signed separately with Palestine, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Vietnam and Lesotho.
The 2021 amendments to the annexes of the “European Agreement relating to the International Transport of Dangerous Goods by Road” prepared within the framework of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe have been ratified.
About 40 sections as well as sub-articles of the agreement have been amended.
A cooperation agreement signed on February 6, 2018 between Turkey and Palestine in the field of youth and sports was also ratified.
The two countries will cooperate in many areas such as lifelong learning, family, education, culture, science and technology, as well as the arts and entrepreneurship.
The two countries will also be able to organize youth camps, exchange programs and joint projects. Similar projects will be carried out in the field of sport, in particular work on sports organizations and the encouragement of women in sport.
The two countries will invite each other to sporting events.
A Turkey-Palestine Joint Committee will also be established to assess and develop cooperation on youth and sports policies and to encourage new partnerships.
The agreement will enter into force after mutual notification after the completion of legal procedures in the two countries.
Road transport protocols with Uzbekistan and Azerbaijan
Turkey also ratified the protocol of the meeting of the Turkish-Uzbek International Joint Commission on International Road Transport which was held in Tashkent from June 30 to July 1.
In addition, the Protocol of the Meeting of the Joint Azerbaijani-Turkish Commission on International Road Transport, signed in Istanbul on June 25, and the Archival Cooperation Protocol, signed in Baku on May 10, 2012, have also been ratified. .
Economic and trade agreements with Lesotho and Vietnam
The trade and economic cooperation agreement signed in Istanbul on November 3, 2016 with Lesotho has also been ratified.
Under the agreement, Turkey and Lesotho will expand their cooperation in areas such as trade development, mutual investments, agriculture and livestock development, energy and mineral resources, science and technology and services.
In addition, the parties will grant each other “most favored nation status” with respect to tariffs and fees.
A joint Turkey-Lesotho economic commission will also be established.
The agreement will remain in force for five years from the date of its entry into force.
The Official Gazette also announced an agreement for cooperation and mutual assistance in customs matters between Turkey and Vietnam.
According to the agreement signed on August 23, 2017 in Hanoi, the countries will cooperate and provide assistance in the prevention, investigation and fight against customs crimes in accordance with the provisions of the agreement.
Turkey and Vietnam will also learn about special methods used in the fight against crimes and new methods used in the commission of crimes as well as on issues such as various banned substances, weapons, counterfeit or pirated products.
The two sides will also organize mutual training of customs officers and exchange of experts.
Amendments to certain articles of the Agreement between the European Union (EU) and the Joint Committees of the Countries in Transition on Common Transit were also approved.
Under the Ireland-Northern Ireland protocol signed with Brexit, Northern Ireland has been described as a “part of the EU” for certain articles of the agreement, despite being part of the UK.
Source Anadolu Agency