Azerbaijan, Gabala, August 16 /Trend A. Badalova/
The chairmanship of the Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States was passed on to Azerbaijan.
Azerbaijan took over the Council's chairmanship from Kyrgyzstan.
The third Summit of the Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States was held on Friday in Azerbaijani city of Gabala.
The summit's work 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 discussion of issues related to the further development of cooperation between organization's member countries was also held during the event.
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, 220 kilometres away from country's capital Baku.
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