The opening ceremony of the new administrative building of the TurkPA Secretariat took place on 22 December 2016 with participations of the chairs of the parliaments of the member countries of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Turkic-speaking countries (TurkPA).
Mr. Ogtay Asadov, Chairman of the Milli Mejlis of Azerbaijan, Mr. Nurlan Nigmatulin, Chairman of the Majilis of the Parliament of Kazakhstan -Chairman-in-Office of TurkPA, Mr. Chynybay Tursunbekov, Chairman of the Jogorku Kenesh of Kyrgyzstan and Mr. Ismayil Kahraman, Chairman of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey took part in the opening ceremony.
President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev received the honorable speakers.
Council of Assembly decided to award Mr. Ilham Aliyev, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Mr. Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of the Republic of Kazakshtan, Mr. Almasbek Atambayev, President of Kyrgyz Republic and Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, President of the Republic of Turkey with TurkPA’s For Merit medal.
TurkPA was established on 21 November 2008. Its Secretariat became operational from 2010 in Baku.
The new administrative building of TurkPA is located at intersection of A.Rajabli and S. S. Akhundov streets of the Binagadi district of Baku. The government of Azerbaijan allocated a plot of land and fully financed construction and equipment of the new building.
Opening of the new administrative building of the Secretariat is an evidence of TurkPA’s expanding activities.