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12 August, Wednesday

7th Turkic Council Summit is held in Baku

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The 7th Summit of the Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States (Turkic Council) is being held in Baku today, APA reports.

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan, First President of the Republic of Kazakhstan-Elbasy, Honorary President of the Cooperation Council of Turkic-speaking States Nursultan Nazarbayev, President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev, President of the Kyrgyz Republic Sooronbay Jeenbekov and Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán will attend the summit.

Note that the Turkic Council is an international and intergovernmental organization, contributing to comprehensive cooperation among Turkish-speaking countries. The organization was established on the basis of Nakhchivan agreement, signed by heads of states of Turkish-speaking countries on October 3, 2009, in the Summit, held in Nakhchivan. Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Turkey are founder countries.

Recently, Uzbekistan has made a decision on being a member of the Turkic Council. Hungary is an observer in the organization.  

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