On Sunday, October 3, the Day of Cooperation of the Turkic-speaking countries is celebrated.
In 2009, the presidents of Turkey, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan signed the historic Nakhichevan Agreement for the Turkic world, within the framework of which October 3 was declared the Day of Cooperation of Turkic-speaking countries.
This date is also considered to be the anniversary of the establishment of the Turkic Council.
Ankara: Day of Cooperation of Turkic-speaking States will contribute to strengthening unity and solidarity in the Turkic world
The Turkish Foreign Ministry issued a statement on the occasion of the Day of Cooperation of the Turkic-speaking states.
The ministry recalled that October 3 marks the Day of Cooperation of the Turkic-speaking countries, when in 2009 the Nakhchivan Agreement on the establishment of the Cooperation Council of Turkic-speaking States was signed.
The Turkish Foreign Ministry expressed the hope that this day will strengthen the spirit of unity and solidarity between the Turkic-speaking peoples.
This year, when the Turkic-speaking states celebrate the 30th anniversary of the restoration of their independence, the 12th anniversary of the signing of the Nakhchivan agreement is also celebrated with special enthusiasm and pride, follows from the text of the message.
The ministry expressed satisfaction with the expansion of the Turkic Council due to the entry of new member and observer countries, as well as the deepening of cooperation between the Turkic-speaking states.
The Turkic Council, reflecting the will of the Turkic world spread over the vast territory of Eurasia for cooperation based on a common language, history and cultural values, will continue to serve peace, prosperity and stability in its region and beyond, the Turkish Foreign Ministry stressed.
In this context, the meeting of the Foreign Ministers on Afghanistan, held in Istanbul on September 27, demonstrated the common will of the Turkic Council to promote peace and security, the Turkish Foreign Ministry recalled.
The report says that this year Turkey will host the VIII summit of the Turkic Council in Istanbul, and Turkmenistan will act as an observer at the summit.
“The summit will make important decisions on the expansion of the Turkic Council in the coming years. Ankara is confident that the summit will become a historic turning point in further strengthening the unity and solidarity of the Turkic world, ”the Turkish Foreign Ministry added.
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