Fourth meeting of Commission on International Relations and Legal Affairs held in Bishkek
May 1, 2015

The Fourth meeting of the TURKPA Commission on International Relations and Legal Affairs hosted by the Jogorku Kenesh of the Kyrgyz Republic took place on 29 April 2015 in Bishkek and led by Mr. Haluk Ipek, Chairman of the Commission and member of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey.

Delegation from Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Turkey participated in the meeting. Report and recommendation on the election systems in the member countries and activities of the Assembly in this direction were included in the meeting’s agenda.

Mr. Ipek noted that TURKPA had started its election observation activities since 2010 and various elections in the member countries were observed and relevant reports published so far. Stressing the importance of discussing by the Commission the activities on election observation, Mr. Ipek noted that this meeting would contribute to the improvement of the national electoral legislation, exchange of experience and best practices, as well as development of cooperation among the higher election institutions of the member countries.

Within the framework of the meeting, participants visited the cemetery of the great writer Chingiz Aytmatov in Ata-Beyit Memorial Complex. The next meeting of the commission was decided to be held in Turkey.