The fifth meeting of the TURKPA Commission on Social, Cultural and Humanitarian Issues took place on 24 May 2016 in Astana and hosted by the Mazhilis of the Parliament of Kazakhstan. The meeting was led by Mr. Sadyk Sher-Niyaz, Chairman of the Commission and member of the Parliament of Kyrgyzstan and attended by the parliamentarians of the member countries, as well as by the representatives of the Turkic Council and TURKSOY. The main item of the meeting’s agenda was the subject of cooperation between the member countries in disaster management and crisis management issues and relevant report and recommendation on the matter has been presented by Mr. Mustafa Bozkurt, member of the Parliament of Turkey.
The parliamentarians discussed the issue of interaction amongst the member countries on prevention of natural disasters and recovery, measures taken at national level on mitigation of emergencies` consequences and necessity to get on track an exchange of experience and sharing best practices among the countries.
Members of the Commission were also informed of the national policies of Kazakhstan on the issue presented by Mr. Vladimir Bekker, chair of the committee for emergency situations of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Kazakhstan.
The meeting has ended with presentation of the Kyrgyz historic film “Kurmanjan Datka” by the Chaiman Mr. Sadyk Sher-Niyaz, as film director.
The next 6th meeting of the Commission will take place in Kyrgyzstan in 2017.