Fifth meeting of national commissions and committees for UNESCO of TURKSOY member countries held in Baku
December 18, 2014

The capital of Azerbaijan hosted the Fifth Meeting of the national commissions and committees for UNESCO of the TURKSOY member countries. The meeting was occasioned with the twentieth anniversary since the establishment of the National Commission of Azerbaijan for UNESCO.

The meeting’s agenda included issues of cooperation of Turkic-speaking countries within the UNESCO framework, in particular activities on the inclusion of joint nominations in the UNESCO’s relevant lists and enhancing relationships among Turkic countries in this regard. The event was attended by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan Mr. Elmar Mammadyarov, Ministers of Culture and Tourism, Education, Communications and High Technologies and other dignitaries of the Azerbaijani government. TURKPA Secretary General Mr. Jandos Asanov, Secretary General of TURKSOY Mr. Dusen Kasseinov, President of the Turkic Academy Mr. Darkhan Kydyraly and Deputy Secretary General of the Turkic Council Mr. Abzal Saparbekuly also took part in the meeting.

Mr.Jandos Asanov gave a speech at the meeting and informed participants on the current aspects of cultural and humanitarian cooperation among the member countries within the Assembly’s framework and highlighted activities of the current Azerbaijani Chairmanship of TURKPA.

Speech of the TURKPA Secretary General