Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 14
By Fakhri Vakilov-Trend:
Uzbekistan’s President Shavkat Mirziyoyev flew to the Azerbaijan’s capital of Baku on October 14 to participate in the seventh summit of the Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States (CCTS-Turkic Council), Trend reports citing the press service of the head of state.
During the event, the heads of the delegations of Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Turkey, Uzbekistan, as well as Hungary participating as an observer country, and Turkmenistan, will discuss issues aimed at strengthening and expanding multifaceted cooperation within the framework of the Turkic Council.
At the summit, a joint statement of the heads of state of the Turkic Council on the accession of Uzbekistan to the organization as a full member will be adopted. Following the meeting, the adoption of the declaration of the seventh Summit of the CCTS is expected.
As part of his stay in Baku, Uzbekistan’s President will hold bilateral meetings with the heads of delegations participating in the meeting.
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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