Meeting of FMs of Turkic Council states underway in Baku (PHOTO)
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 14
By Leman Zeynalova – Trend:
A meeting of the Foreign Ministers of the member countries of the Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States (Turkic Council) is taking place in Baku.
Uzbekistan for the first time participates in this meeting as a full member of the Turkic Council.
On Oct. 3, 2009, at the summit in Azerbaijan’s Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic, it was announced about the creation of a new organization, and its activity principles are reflected in the Istanbul Declaration of Sept. 16, 2010.
At the first stage, the Turkic Council included Azerbaijan, Turkey, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.
On Sept. 14, Uzbek President Shavkat Mirziyoyev ratified the Nakhchivan agreement on the establishment of the Cooperation Council for Turkic Speaking states.
The structures of the Turkic Council include the Secretariat in Istanbul, the Council of Presidents, the Council of Foreign Ministers, the Committee of Senior Officials, the Council of Elders of Turkic Speaking States, the Parliamentary Assembly (TURKPA) in Baku, the International Turkic Academy in Nur Sultan city and the International Organization of Turkic Culture (TURKSOY) in Ankara.
Over the entire existence period of the organization, six meetings of leaders of the member countries of the Turkic Council took place.
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