TurkPA Secretary General visited Nakhchivan
October 29, 2015

On October 27, 2015 TurkPA Secretary General Jandos Asanov visited the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic and met with the local leadership and other officials. Mr. Vasif Talibov, Chairman of the Ali Mejlis (Supreme Assembly) of Nakhchivan warmly welcomed Mr Asanov. Ali Mejlis Chairman briefed the TurkPA Secretary General of ongoing developments in the autonomy, achievements in the development of the local industry and agriculture, in ensuring food security, creation of jobs. Mr Talibov also recalled the summit of the heads of Turkic-speaking countries in 2009, when the Nakhchivan Agreement was signed on the creation of the Cooperation Council of the Turkic-speaking States (Turk Kenesi).

TurkPA Secretary General expressed his pleasure to visit the region that has an enormous historic and cultural legacy and where the great leader of Azerbaijan Heydar Aliyev was born and started his outstanding career. Mr Asanov also briefed about the activities of the TurkPA, which is the parliamentary dimension of cooperation among the Turkic countries. He also proposed to consider holding of joint events with Nakhchivan.

Within the framework of the visit TurkPA Secretary General visited the museum of Heydar Aliyev and talked to the museum’s management. The cultural programme also included visit of Momine Khatun Mausoleum, a local mosque, museum of Nakhchivan carpets as well as well-known Duzdag - Nakhchivan Physiotherapy Hospital, situated at Nakhchivan Salt Mine Base. J. Asanov also visited the Business Centre of Nakhchivan and got acquainted with wide range of locally manufactured products starting from foodstuff and ending with goods manufactured using hi-tech.

TurkPA Secretary General also had the opportunity to meet with local Prime Minister Alovsat Bakhshiyev, chairman of the local Central Election Commission Maharram Gasimov, Head of the Department of Azerbaijan’s Foreign Ministry in Nakhchivan Asgar Ismayilov and chairman of the Nakhchivan Department of the Academy of Sciences Ismayil Hajiyev.