First Plenary Session of TURKPA. Baku, 29 September 2009
The first Plenary Session of the Parliamentary Assembly of Turkic-Speaking Countries was held in Baku, Azerbaijan. Chairman of Milli Majlis of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Mr. Ogtay Asadov, Chairman of Mazhilis of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Mr. Ural Mukhamejanov, Chairman of Jogorku Kenesh of the Kyrgyz Republic , Mr. Aitybay Tagayev, Speaker of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey, Mr. Mehmet Ali Şahin, parliamentarians of member-countries and heads of the parliaments offices participated the session.
The discussions on Regulations of the Assembly, Statute of the Secretariat, as well as election of the Secretary General and his deputies were carried out. Participants expressed their opinions on agenda and made proposals. At the end of the discussions the Regulations of the Assembly, Statute of the Secretariat and annual budget were adopted. The Secretariat of the organization will permanently locate in Baku. Plenary sessions will be held in time and place, determined in accordance with the Regulations.
The Secretary General and his deputies were elected at the session by the parliamentarians. On the basis of the joint agreement Chairman of Youth Union of New Azerbaijan Party and Head of Department at the State Committee on Affairs with Diaspora of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Mr. Ramil Hasanov was elected to the position of the Secretary General of the organization, representative of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Mr. Mels Semgaliyev, representative of the Republic of Kyrgyzstan, Mr. Avazbek Atakhanov and representative of the Republic of Turkey, Mr. Kurshad Melih Sariarslan were elected as the Deputy Secretaries General. Baku Declaration of TURKPA was adopted at the end of the meeting. So, I Plenary Session of the Parliamentary Assembly of Turkic-Speaking Countries successfully completed its work.