Permanent Secretariat of PA Turkic-speaking countries to function at Azerbaijani Parliament
Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept. 14 / Trend , A.Husyenbala/
The Permanent Secretariat of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Turkic-speaking countries will operate at the Parliament of Azerbaijan, Co-Chair of the working group on the Azerbaijani-Turkish Intergovernmental Affairs, Nizami Jafarov told Trend on Sept. 14.
"Regarding the fact that the events of the Assembly in Baku are held at the Azerbaijani Parliament, the secretariat must also operate at the Parliament," said the parliamentarian.
In last year's meeting of the Parliament Speakers of the Turkic-speaking countries, held in Istanbul, an agreement was reached to establish the Parliamentary Assembly, which includes Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Turkey. Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan refused from participation in the meeting.
Jafarov said the summit of the Assembly to be held in Baku on Sept. 26-27 will also discuss reforming a permanent secretariat to the acting body.
"This is the first meeting after the establishment of the Assembly. Therefore, the issues that will be discussed will be determined at the opening of the summit, by common agreement of the parties," said Jafarov, the chairman of the Parliamentary Committee on Cultural Affairs.
According to the co-chair of the working group, the talks are being held with the parliamentarians of Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan to attend the Baku meeting. "We would really like the Baku summit to be attended by all the Turkic-speaking countries. I think that the discussions with officials from each of the two countries will be fruitful," said Jafarov.