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State Committee for Affairs with Azerbaijanis Living Abroad: 10th Congress of Turkic States and National Entities Achieved Its Historical Goal

Politics Materials 19 September 2006 20:43 (UTC +04:00)
State Committee for Affairs with Azerbaijanis Living Abroad: 10th Congress of Turkic States and National Entities Achieved Its Historical Goal

10th Congress of the Turkic States and National Entities has already become an important step in the Turkic World consolidation issue. I dare say that the Congress has already achieved its historical goal, Nazim Ibrahimov, Chairman of the satte Committee for Affairs with Azerbaijanis Living Abroad exclusively told Trend today.

It should be mentioned that at present, in the Turkish province of Antalya, 10th Congress of Friendship, Brotherhood, and Cooperation between the Turkic States and National Entities is being held. Being a member of the Azerbaijani delegation to the congress, Mr. Ibrahimov told about its work and the importance of the arrangement.

He pointed out that the participation of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev in this arrangement is the vivid evidence of that our country s attaching importance to the cooperation with the Turkic states. President Ilham Aliyev`s speech, his during the first day of the work of the Congress, his message to the Turkic World, as well as the next year`s holding of the Joint Forum of the Azerbaijani and Turkic Diaspora organizations, and recommendations on the joint activity to prevent the Armenian propaganda were greeted by all the participants of the Congress with a big enthusiasm. I hope that the Joint Forum to be held in Baku the next year will give a strong impetus to the further cooperation between the Azerbaijani and Turkish Diaspora, as well as establish the joint lobbyist activity, and accelerate this process, told Mr. Ibrahimov.

He also pointed out that there is a close cooperation between the Azerbaijani and Turkish Diaspora organizations from different countries. The State Committee also works jointly with the Turkish Diaspora organizations and establishes close relations. According to Mr. Ibrahimov, the joint functioning of the two Diasporas in different countries is reflected in the positive influence on the common case. The first Forum of the Diaspora organizations to be held the next year will be devoted to the discussion of the works being implemented up to present moment, the analysis of the results of the joint activity, and the determination of perspectives of the further cooperation and joint works. Senior officials of Azerbaijan and Turkey are expected at the event. In this connection invitations will be sent to the Turkish officials. All the participants of the forthcoming Forum will make a decision on acceleration of the joint activity of the organizations of the Azerbaijani and Turkish Diasporas, he told.

The Head of the state Committee also added that all necessary organizational measures will be taken to hold the Forum at the highest level. .

Mr. Ibrahimov pointed out that he held meetings with the participating representatives of Azerbaijani and Turkish Diaspora organizations form different countries.

According to him, during the work of Congress, different committees where the members of the Azerbaijani delegation participates were founded. All necessary decision will be taken tomorrow. However, I dare say that the Congress has already achieved its historical goal. The speeches of the Azerbaijani President and the Turkish Prime-Minister allow talking with confidence that the Congress is being held successfully and will be completed this way. The Congress has become an important step in the Turkic World consolidation issue. On the other hand, the participation of the Azerbaijani President at the arrangement and his speech demonstrated again that he is one of the leaders of the Turkic World, underlined Mr. Ibrahimov.

He also pointed out that the work of the Congress will be completed the day after tomorrow, and the Azerbaijan delegation will return the motherland then.

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