Azerbaijan, Gabala, Aug. 16 / Trend A.Badalova /
The soonest establishment of the Fund for support of Turkic culture and Turkic heritage preservation will become a very important event, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev said during his speech at the third Summit of the Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States (CCTS) in Gabala on Aug. 16.
The Head of State noted that the XXI century should become the century of Turkic world.
"Our countries have the potential, joint activities and such an important form of partnership, as the Cooperation Council. We need to strengthen all the positive trends. I believe that today's summit serves these goals and will have a successful outcome," he said.
The Azerbaijani President noted that the Cooperation Council member countries are developing successfully and confidently.
"Today, the processes in different parts of the world, unfortunately, including the Islamic world, are developing in different directions. Clashes, civil wars and other negative events are happening. However, stability and development dominates in our Turkic region. This is a great achievement, great wealth. Especially considering that the global financial and economic crisis is still ongoing," President Aliyev said.
"I believe that the overall development of our countries, as well as stability and progress in countries, is a great achievement of our people, a great wealth of our countries. We must preserve and develop this wealth," the president said.
He noted that the cultures of the Turkic-speaking countries are closely inter-related.
"We share common roots and common holidays and our languages are similar to each other. Thus, the humanitarian sphere forms the basis for our cooperation. Otherwise, the cooperation would be less likely to develop at this level. Therefore, it is necessary to pay great attention to the work carried out in the humanitarian sphere. I particularly want to emphasize the activities of TURKSOY, which is very active in Turkic-speaking countries, and thus serves for the unification of the Turkic world," President of Azerbaijan said.
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