Parliamentary Assembly of Turkic-Speaking States to be Established by End of 2007

Politics Materials 25 April 2007 12:24 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku / corr. Trend E.Huseynly / The Co-chair of the Azerbaijani-Turkish Inter-Parliamentary Friendly Group, MP Nizami Jafarov, said that a meeting of the representatives of the Turkic-speaking countries is to be held by the end of 2007 in order to create a Parliamentary Assembly of Turkic-Speaking States. According to him, discussions are presently held with the representatives of the parliaments of Turkey, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzia.

"The parliaments of all Turkic-speaking countries agree with this decision and at the moment the mechanism of realizing the project is being discussed. The proposals include creating the Assembly and holding a meeting to include the Heads of Inter-Parliamentary Friendly Groups of all Turkic-speaking countries," Jafarov said. According to him, Armenia has raised an objection before the international organizations to prevent the establishment of the Assembly, claiming that the plan is dangerous. Jafarov said that in order to satisfy international organizations, explanatory work will be carried out to provide evidence of the importance of the Assembly. He stressed that the first meeting of the Assembly will take place in Baku.