Baku, Azerbaijan, June 13
By Ilkin Izzet - Trend:
Hungary obtained an observer status in the Parliamentary Assembly of Turkic-speaking countries (TURKPA) at the fifth plenary session of the organization in Baku.
Chairman of the session, Speaker of the Azerbaijani Parliament Oqtay Asadov stressed that this item was on the agenda at the request of Hungary.
"This issue has been discussed for a long time by the organization's member-states," Asadov said.
The proposal was unanimously accepted and Hungary obtained an observer status in the TURKPA.
Deputy Chairman of the Hungarian Parliament Sandor Lezsak thanked member-states.
While speaking at the meeting, Kyrgyz Parliament Chairman Asilbek Jeenbekov said that TURKPA member-states have common history, culture, and language.
"It is necessary to protect a common language from foreign influence," Jeenbekov said.
"The joint actions and measures of TURKPA member-states bring good results and open the way for great achievements in the future," he added.
Kazakh Parliament Chairman Kabibulla Dzhakupov stressed that the first meeting of TURKPA was held five years ago in Azerbaijan.
"Much work was conducted during this period," he said. "But much is still to be done."
"The economic crisis and environmental problems in the world must be on the TURKPA agenda," he said. "Stressing the importance of resolving environmental problems, Dzhakupov proposed to establish a Commission on Environment and Natural Resources under TURKPA."
edited by CN