3 Sep 2018 12:43

Turkic Council agrees to deepen integration, grants observer status to Hungary

CHOLPON-ATA. Sept 3 (Interfax) - The seventh summit of the Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States, also known as the Turkic Council, has ended in Cholpon-Ata, Kyrgyzstan: a joint declaration was adopted; Kazakhstan's Bagdad Amreyev was elected the Turkic Council Secretary General, and Hungary received the status of a Turkic Council observer, the Kyrgyz presidential press service said on Monday.

The summit approved a concept of integration between Turkic speaking countries, and the chiefs of state made a joint statement on cooperation in youth affairs and folk sports.

In addition, the chiefs of state signed a joint statement on the 90th birth anniversary of writer Chyngyz Aitmatov.

The Turkic Council comprises Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, and Turkey. Hungary and Uzbekistan attended the Cholpon-Ata summit as honorary guests.