Azerbaijan, Baku, 16 Aug. / Trend A.Taghiyeva /
Only by combining the efforts and helping each other, Turkic-speaking states will be able to solve the existing problems in the Turkic world, Turkish President Abdullah Gul said, speaking at the Summit of the Cooperation Council of Turkic-Speaking States in Gabala (Azerbaijan) on Friday.
"The Turkic speaking states have always supported and enjoyed each other's successes. Together, Turkic-speaking states will be able to solve the existing problems in the Turkic world," Turkish President said.
He expressed confidence that the states will continue to implement projects aimed at strengthening cooperation, since this is an important step in the development of the Asian region.
"Turkic countries support each other on the world stage. Today, we must further strengthen support and work together. This is what the purpose of the Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States is about," Turkish President said.
According to Gul, the Turkic world plays an important role in world affairs and that is why the countries should coordinate their efforts for the development of the Turkic world.
The Turkic speaking countries not only share a common language, history, culture and religion, but also the common desire to strengthen the future of the Turkic world.
The third Summit of the Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States was held in Azerbaijani city of Gabala on Aug. 16.
The summit was attended by the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, President of Turkey Abdullah Gul, President of Kyrgyzstan Almazbek Atambayev and Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev.
The main topic of the discussion at the third Summit of the Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States was the issues of cooperation in transport sphere and simplification of customs procedures.
The discussions also focused on further development of cooperation between organization's member countries.
A meeting of foreign ministers of the Turkic speaking states was held on the eve of the summit.
The summit's agenda and cooperation prospects within the organization were discussed during the meeting.
The Council was established in 2009 by the Member States - Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Turkey - with a purpose to make a joint contribution to peace and stability in Eurasia. The organization's secretariat is located in Istanbul.
The city of Gabala is situated in the north of Azerbaijan, in 220 kilometres of the country's capital Baku.
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