Draft Almaty declaration of Turkic speaking states agreed
Kazakhstan, Almaty, Oct. 20 /Trend, E.Huseynov/
The draft Almaty Declaration of the summit of Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States (CCTS) has been agreed at a meeting of foreign ministries of the Turkic-speaking countries.
"The text of the final document of the first CCTS summit, which will be held Oct. 21 in Almaty, has been agreed," the Foreign Minister of Kazakhstan Yerzhan Kazykhanov said on Thursday.
The foreign ministries of Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan and Turkey also agreed the agenda of the summit, Kazykhanov said to a press conference following the discussions of foreign ministers of Turkic-speaking countries.
The meeting of foreign ministers also signed and adopted basic documents on legal support of the CCTS Secretariat.
Kazykhanov said in the short-term period it needs to intensify joint efforts to complete the institutionalization of CCTS in order to meet the objectives of the Council.
Kazykhanov especially stated that the Turkic Council is not directed against any third country and its activities will be fully committed to the goals and principles of the UN, international law and the obligations undertaken within the OSCE and other international organizations. "We believe that our organization has quite a lot of potential and its activities will contribute to the development of multilateral cooperation in the Eurasian area," said Kazykhanov.
"The goal of CCTS is to take concrete steps to promote and further develop the already existing cooperation between our countries," said the Secretary General of the Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States Khalil Akinchy. "We intend to move from words, voiced at previous Turkic summits, to action and intensify efforts and establish mechanisms for a full and mutually beneficial cooperation with public and private institutions of the Council member states," said Akinchy.
On Oct. 21, Almaty will host the first CCTS summit, which will be attended by the presidents of Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan and Kyrgyzstan. Turkey will be represented at the level of Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag.