The Fourth Plenary Session of TURKPA took place on 11 June 2013 in Ankara, capital of the Republic of Turkey. The Plenary Session was dedicated to the 5th anniversary of TURKPA.
The Plenary Session was attended by the delegation of the Republic of Azerbaijan headed by Mr. Ogtay Asadov, Chairman of the Milli Mejlis (Parliament) of the Republic of Azerbaijan, delegation of the Republic of Kazakhstan headed by Mr. Nurlan Nigmatulin, Chairman of Mazhilis of the Parliament of Kazakhstan, delegation of the Kyrgyz Republic headed by Mr. Asilbek Jeenbekov, Chairman of the Jogorku Kenesh (Parliament) of Kyrgyzstan, delegation of the Republic of Turkey headed by Mr. Cemil Çiçek, Chairman of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey.
The Plenary Session was attended by Mr. Mahmut Erol Kılıç, Secretary General of the Parliamentary Union of the OIC Member States (PUIC), in his capacity of observer in TURKPA. Ambassador Halil Akıncı, Secretary General of the Cooperation Council of Turkic-speaking states (Turkic Council), Mr. Duisen Kaseinov Secretary General of the TURKSOY, Mr. Çınar Aldemir, Executive Director of the Conference on Interaction and Confidence Building Measures in Asia (CICA), Mr. Valeri Chechelashvili, Secretary General of GUAM, Mr. Hasan Baytekin, Deputy Secretary General of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (PABSEC), Dr. Andras Kelemen, Chief Advisor of the Speaker of the Hungarian National Assembly, Dr. Akkan Suver, President of Marmara Group Foundation and Mr. Ekrem Abdullayev, Chairman of the World League of Turkic Youth also participated in the Plenary Session, as special guests.
Video prepared by the TURKPA International Secretariat on 5 years activity was presented during the meeting. Reports and recommendations of the second meetings of four permanent commissions were adopted.
TURKPA Secretary General made a speech and gave detailed information on TURKPA’s annual activity.
Then elections of new Secretary General and Deputies Secretary General were held. The Assembly elected Mr. Jandos Asanov, citizen of the Republic of Kazakhstan, as TURKPA Secretary General and Mr. Fuad Alakbarov, Mr. Altynbek Mamaiusupov and Mr. Kurshad Melih Sariarslan were elected as Deputies Secretary General of TURKPA. Newly elected Secretary General and Deputies Secretary General will assume their office on 1 October 2013.
2014 budget of the TURKPA International Secretariat were adopted by the Assembly.
Mr. Ogtay Asadov, Chairman of Milli Mejlis (Parliament) of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Mr. Nurlan Nigmatulin, Chairman of Mazhilis of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Mr. Asilbek Jeenbekov Chairman of Jokorgu Kenesh of Kyrgyz Republic and Mr. Cemil Çiçek, Chairman of the Grand National of Turkey extended their gratitude on behalf of their parliaments and governments to Mr. Ramil Hasanov, TURKPA Secretary General for endeavors during four years of his activities and for developments of the international relations of TURKPA and wished success in his future professional activities.
Mr. Hasan Baytekin, Deputy Secretary General of PABSEC presented medal to Mr. Ramil Hasanov for his achievements and efficient activities.
Ambassador Halil Akıncı, Secretary General of the Cooperation Council of Turkic-speaking states (Turkic Council) and Mr. Duisen Kaseinov, Secretary General of the TURKSOY also presented awards to Mr. Ramil Hasanov for his efficient activities.
At the same time, Secretary General was presented with special award by Mr. Cemil Çiçek, Chairman of the Grand National of Turkey.
Date and venue of TURKPA Fifth Plenary Session were determined and it was decided to hold the next Plenary Session in Azerbaijan in June 2014. Ankara Declaration was adopted by the Assembly.
At the end of the Plenary Session Family photo was taken.
After the Plenary Session Chairmen of TURKPA Member Parliaments and Secretary General held a press conference.