Azerbaijani, Turkish MPs to strengthen ties
Azerbaijan, Baku, Aug. 25 / Trend K.Zarbaliyeva /
Azerbaijani and Turkish MPs from the regions are strengthening ties, Parliamentary Assembly of Turkic-Speaking Countries (TurkPA) Secretary General Ramil Hasanov told Trend today.
He added that an agreement was signed during Turkish President Abdullah Gul's recent visit to Azerbaijan. The document seeks to establish cooperation between MPs from the Azerbaijani and Turkish regions of Sheki and Bursa.
Hasanov said local entrepreneurs will also develop closer ties under the cooperation agreement.
"It is important to establish cooperation in the economic, political, cultural and scientific fields," he added. "Businessmen and MPs from the regions will also take part in the meetings."
Baku hosted the TurkPA's first plenary meeting Sept.29, 2009.
TurkPA's main goal is to support Turkic-speaking countries in international organizations, as well as to help them share their experiences in legislative processes. The assembly also aims to preserve language, culture and history in Turkic-speaking countries, and to further strengthen political, economic and cultural ties between member countries.