Friday, 22 September 2017, 21:02:30 — Baku (UTC+4)
Parliamentary Assembly of Turkic Speaking Countries
International conference on "TBBM-90 years" Parliamentary Diplomacy - TURKPA

On May 24 the opening of the headquarters of Parliamentary Assembly of Turkic Speaking Countries was held in Milli Mejlis. First Vice-Chairman of Milli Mejlis, Mr. Ziyafat Asgarov, Vice-Chairman of Parliament of Turkey, Mr. Nevzat Pakdil, Chairman of the Committee on Defense and Security issues and Foreign Affairs of the Parliament of Kazakhstan, Mr. Amzebek Jolishbekov and other official persons participated at the opening ceremony. Guests got familiar with the office of TurkPA and wished success to the employees of the Secretariat.

At the same day after the opening of the headquarters of TURKPA, the international conference under the title Parliamentary Diplomacy - TURKPA was conducted. The Secretary General of TURKPA, Mr. Ramil Hasanov opened the ceremony and welcomed the guests stating that the main goals of the organization were strengthening of the relations between Turkic speaking countries, harmonization of the legislation with international norms and etc.. Mr. Ramil Hasanov stated that he hoped the parliaments of other Turkic-speaking countries will join TURKPA in a short period of time.

Then First Vice-Chairman of Milli Mejlis, Mr. Ziyafat Asgarov congratulated the guests on behalf of Chairman of Milli Mejlis and by him, talked about the significance of the conference. Mr. Ziyafat Asgarov stated that TURKPA will impact the strengthening of the political, economic, cultural relations: we hope that this cooperation will result by the removal of visa regime between Turkic-speaking countries. So, Turkic world, kept in our mind will form. These countries will support on the solution of the problems of each-other.

The Vice-Chairman of the Parliament of Turkey, Mr. Nevzat Pakdil in his speech expressed gratitude for the organization of this event and personally to Mr. Ogtay Asadov, Chairman of Milli Mejlis. He stated that TURKPA was to play important role in the unity, joint culture, economic and political relations among Turkic-speaking countries.

Then Head of Azerbaijan-Turkey friendship group in Milli Mejlis, Mr. Nizami Jafarov, Head of the Azerbaijan-Turkey friendship group in the Parliament of Turkey, Mr. Mustafa Kabakchi, deputy of the Parliament of Kazakhstan Mr. Kilishbay Bisenov, Head of the delegation of Azerbaijan in PACE Mr. Samad Seyidov, Head of the delegation of Parliamentary Assembly of Black Sea Economic Cooperation (PABSEC) Mr. Kamaladdin Goktash, Head of the delegation of Azerbaijan in PABSEC Mr. Asaf Hajiyev, Head of OSCE Baku Office, Ambassador Mr. Ali Bilga Jankorel, deputies of Milli Mejlis Mr. Asim Mollazade, Ms. Ganira Pashayeva also made speeches and talked about the significance of the event, joint history, preparation of cultural and literature handbooks, joining of diaspora organizations, formation of the joint Turkic language.