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Turkic Council pledges to work for stronger ‘Turkic world’

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Highlighting the remarkable political and socio-economic progress that the Turkic Speaking States achieved during the last decades and highly valuing the evolution of multilateral relations in the Turkic World, the council expressed their strong commitment to further deepening cooperation among the Turkic States.

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Istanbul, March 31: Turkic-speaking countries virtually held an informal summit on Wednesday and pledged to ensure a vision document 2040 for “Turkic World” and “Turkic Council Strategy 2020-2025”to be adopted at the next Summit in Turkey.

Turkic council reiterated their determination to lay down long-term vision and goals for closer cooperation and enhanced solidarity in the Turkic World and to shape the strategic orientation.

Expressing the importance of continuation of holding consultations on regional and international issues affecting the interests of the Turkic World in order to develop a consolidated position of the Member States of the Organization on them in line with the Nakhchivan Agreement on the Establishment of the Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States.

Secretary-General of the Turkic Council Baghdad Amreyev said that purpose of the summit is ti bring unity in the Turkic world.

The presidents of Turkey, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan attended the upcoming summit.Meanwhile, Prime Minister of Hungary Viktor Orban attended as an observer country status.

The council expressed solidarity with the Government and the People of Azerbaijan in their effort to rehabilitate, rebuild and reintegrate conflict-affected territories and supported the normalization of relations between Armenia and Azerbaijan on the basis of mutual recognition of and respect for each other’s sovereignty, territorial integrity and inviolability of internationally recognized borders;

The Council stressed the importance of the economic outlook for enabling the Turkic Council to set more ambitious and achievable goals, undertake and effectively implement regional projects of strategic importance, in particular in the field of transport, customs, energy and infrastructure.

It also noting the great merits of the famous poet and statesman Mir Alisher Navoi in the eye of the Turkic people, who made a great contribution to the development of the literature, art, social-economic, scientific and cultural life of the Turkic world, as well as in connection with the wide celebration of his 580th anniversary this year, agreed to establish the Alisher Navoi International Prize within the Turkic Council.

The meeting was presided over by Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, President of the Republic of Kazakhstan, and attended by Nursultan Nazarbayev, First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan – Elbasy and the Honorary Chairman of the Turkic Council, H.E. Ilham Aliyev, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Sadyr Zhaparov, President of the Kyrgyz Republic, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, President of the Republic of Turkey, Shavkat Mirziyoyev, President of the Republic of Uzbekistan, Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov, President of Turkmenistan, and Viktor Orbán, Prime Minister of Hungary as well as Baghdad Amreyev Secretary General of the Turkic Council.
The Heads of States of the Turkic Council,

Congratulating the upcoming 30th anniversary of the restoration of the independence of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the Republic of Kazakhstan, the Kyrgyz Republic, the Republic of Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan; and expressing gratitude to the Republic of Turkey for immediate recognition of independence of the Turkic Speaking States in 1991;
Highlighting the remarkable political and socio-economic progress that the Turkic Speaking States achieved during the last decades and highly valuing the evolution of multilateral relations in the Turkic World, the council expressed their strong commitment to further deepening cooperation among the Turkic States.

It commended the liberation of territories of the Republic of Azerbaijan from military occupation and welcoming the end of the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict

Meanwhile, it also underlines the significance of the multilateral economic cooperation as a tool for contribution to the peace, stability, security and prosperity for the benefit of their peoples.

Praising the heritage of Kozha Akhmet Yasavi as a great inspirational figure, who founded Turkic school of Islamic morality and exerted a powerful influence on the development of philosophy across the Turkic World.

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