TURKPA International Secretariat held a press-conference on the results of 6 months activity in 2012.
Secretary General said that TURKPA as a diplomatic mission accredited in the Republic of Azerbaijan had successfully carried out its activity at last 6 months, made a number of achievements in the field of international cooperation and participated in a number international events. It was noted that for the first time upon coordination of TURKPA’s Secretariat delegations of TURKPA member countries met during the OSCE PA Winter Session in 2012 and expressed their support to synergy actions in the OSCE PA framework. At the same time TURKPA Secretary General told about bilateral meetings with OSCE Secretary General Ambassador Lamberto Zannier, representative of the OSCE Chairman-in-Office Ambassador Eoin O’Leary and special representative of the European Parliament Mr. Dick Toornstra. The main objective of these meetings was delivering information on the activities, tasks and aims of the Assembly to the international community.
Mr. Hasanov told about development of successful cooperation between TURKPA and Cooperation Council of Turkic-speaking states (CCTS).
It was noted that TURKPA’s established international mission for observing elections has monitored early elections to Mazhilis of the Parliament of Kazakhstan held in January 2012.
The 3rd Meeting of Council of Assembly and Plenary Session of TURKPA held on June of the current year in Bishkek, has been successfully completed. The chairmanship in TURKPA was handed over from the Kazakhstan to the Kyrgyzstan, secretaries and vice-chairs of TURKPA four permanent commissions were elected, recommendations of the first meetings of commissions were adopted and sent to parliaments of member countries for approximation to their national legislature. At the same time statements of TURKPA International Observers Mission on presidential and parliamentary elections held in Turkey, Kyrgyzstan and Kazakhstan were heard, 2013 budget of the TURKPA Secretariat was adopted and final document of the Third Plenary Session Bishkek Declaration was signed.
Secretary General noted that during 6 months TURKPA’s legal documents have been translated into 5 languages and published by the TURKPA Secretariat in the form of small book. In accordance with TURKPA Commission on Legal Affairs, constitutions of member countries, as well as Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan have been translated into official languages of organization and published.
Mr. Hasanov said that in near future, it was planned to hold the next meetings of the permanent commissions, organize international conferences and implement projects aiming at developing of relations with other regional and neighbouring national parliaments, as well as at intensifying cooperation between Turkic-speaking states.
Moreover, in accordance with decision of the Commission on International Relations it is expected to organize international conference on “Role of youth leadership in development process of interstate cooperation” and “TURKPA: New Level of Inter-parliamentary Cooperation”.
At the end Secretary General answered questions of the journalists.