Turkic states sign Almaty Declaration
Kazakhstan, Astana, Oct. 21 / Trend , E.Huseynov /
An Almaty Declaration of the Cooperation Council of Turkic-speaking states was signed in Almaty on Friday.
The document was undersigned by Presidents of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan - Ilham Aliyev, Nursultan Nazarbayev and Roza Otunbayeva and Deputy Prime Minister of Turkey Bekir Bozdag.
The signing of the Declaration is the outcome of the first summit of the Cooperation Council of Turkic-speaking states.
The leaders acknowledged the remarkable progress shown by Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, who are celebrating their 20th anniversaries of independence, through reforms in the political, economic, social, legal and other spheres, and appreciated that they consolidated their status in international community as independent states.
Reaffirming their intention of further developing relations and strengthening solidarity amongst Turkic Speaking States based on the common history, language, identity and culture, the leaders highlander their satisfaction with the establishment of the Turkic Council as a full-fledged international organization.
The document reads that the comprehensive ties and existing solidarity amongst Turkic States reinforce regional and international cooperation in the Eurasian region.
The leaders expressed their adherence to the purposes and principles of the United Nations (UN) Charter, to the documents of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), and above all to the Helsinki Final Act;
They also voiced aim at strengthening political and economic security of the States in accordance with the basic principles of sovereignty, territorial integrity, inviolability of borders, non-interference in internal affairs and refraining from the threat or use of force.