ASTANA, Kazakhstan—“The 1st Summit of Turkic-Speaking Countries Cooperation Council (TURKSOY) will take place on October 20-21 in Almaty with the participation of the Presidents of Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan and Turkey’s Prime Minister,” an official spokesman for the Kazakh Foreign Ministry, Altai Abibullayev, told a briefing.
TURKSOY Secretary General Dyusen Kasseinov and Secretary General of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Turkic-Speaking Countries (TurkPA) Ramil Hassanov have also been invited to the summit.
Following the results of the summit a final document, known as the Almaty Declaration, will be issued.
“The high-level meeting will focus on urgent international and regional issues, key priorities of extension of trade and economic, cultural and humanitarian cooperation between the Turkic-speaking countries,” he added.
The Turkic Council claims that it contributes to strengthening of cultural and humanitarian, scientific and technical cooperation. The Turkic Council is an organization comprising Turkic-speaking countries. It is open for accession by other interested Turkic countries.