Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 7
By Elchin Mehdiyev - Trend:
Azerbaijan plans to open coordination centers for diaspora in the US, France, Ukraine and Germany.
The coordination centers, which are being opened with the support of the Azerbaijani side in Ukraine and Germany, will be operational in late November - early December.
This issue was discussed at a meeting between a delegation, led by the Chief of the Staff of Azerbaijani State Committee for Work with Diaspora Nariman Gurbanov, and the Cooperation Council of Turkic-Speaking States (CCTS) Secretary General Ramil Hasanov in Istanbul.
The centers are being set up to further strengthen the position of Turkic-speaking countries' diaspora on the international arena and to expand the influence in the countries of residence.
The meeting also mulled the issues of strengthening joint action against Armenian propaganda of marking the 100th anniversary of the fictional "genocide" in 2015.
Aside from that, there was an exchange of opinions on accelerating work for opening of the diaspora coordination centers in the countries included in the CCTS.
The discussed issues also related to implementation of works on exchange of students and faculty exchange between the CCTS member countries.
In the near future, Azerbaijan and Turkey will start activities in this area.
Edited by SI