Baku Hosted Meeting of Turkic Council States

Baku Hosted Meeting of Turkic Council States

Reinforcement of the role of the Cooperation Council of the Turkic-speaking States at the international level was discussed by Foreign Ministers of Kazakhstan, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan in Baku. The main agenda is prospects of partnership with international institutions such as the Vysegrad Group and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations. 

“We want to strengthen the Cooperation Council of the Turkic-speaking states. The improved structure will make it more authoritative in the world. We discussed proposals in this area. We agreed that we will gather again for further discussions of these issues in New York as part of the UN General Assembly. We plan to present all our ideas to Presidents of our countries at the 8th summit in Turkey,” said Turkish Foreign Minister, Mevlut Cavusoglu.

The Secretary General of the Turkic Council said that the organization is working on the establishment of the Investment Fund which will be presented at the next summit in Istanbul.

During the meeting, the parties also discussed proposals of the First President of Kazakhstan made at the last year’s summit which included the change of the organization’s name and development of ‘The Turkic Future – 2040’ program. The Regulation on the Honorary Chairman of the Turkic Council has also been approved.

“Mainly, we discussed the implementation of agreements signed at the summit of heads of states in Baku in October last year. One of the important regulations is a decision on rights of the Honorary President of the Cooperation Council). Last year, based on the proposal of the President of Azerbaijan, the First President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, was elected as an Honorary President of the Council,” said Kazakh Foreign Minister, Mukhtar Tleuberdi.