On 16 May 2023, Chairman of the Jogorku Kenesh of the Kyrgyz Republic Nurlanbek Shakiev visited the Secretariat. Head of Parliament was accompanied by members of Jogorku Kenesh Ulan Primov and Iskender Matraimov, Aksakal of the OTS Medetkan Sherimkulov, member of the Milli Majlis of the Republic of Azerbaijan Musa Guliyev and ambassadors of both countries Latif Gandilov and Kairat Osmonaliyev.
The visit of Head of Parliament included participation in the opening ceremony of the national Kyrgyz yurt that was gifted by Kyrgyzstan’s side and in a tree-planting ceremony in the courtyard of the Secretariat.
Chairman of Jogorku Kenesh also held meeting with the Secretariat staff. In his speech, he stressed the importance of the TURKPA as an organization for unity and rapprochement between the Turkic states. Mr. Shakiev mentioned the yurt as invaluable heritage left from ancestors and expressed the confidence that the yurt will transmit the atmosphere of Kyrgyz culture and will provide an opportunity to become acquainted with the unique nomad dwelling. In his turn, Secretary General Mehmet Süreyya Er welcomed the delegation and informed on the ongoing work within the Assembly.