The Chairman of the Senate of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan Maulen Ashimbayev met with the Secretary General of the International Organization of Turkic Culture Sultan Raev.
Maulen Ashimbayev noted that for 30 years since TURKSOY was established, many activities and projects aimed at bringing the countries of the Turkic world closer together have been implemented.
"TURKSOY is an important organization in terms of strengthening cultural and humanitarian cooperation of Turkic countries. In recent years, cooperation among the countries of the Turkic world has reached a new level. In many respects it became possible thanks to the decisions of the Heads of our states. Parliaments of Turkic countries actively promote implementation of the agreements reached at the highest level. Special attention during interparliamentary events and meetings is paid to cooperation in the field of culture and art", - said Maulen Ashimbayev.
The Speaker of the House also informed the Secretary General about the upcoming VII Congress of Leaders of World and Traditional Religions, noting that this platform contributes to the formation of effective interaction and strengthening the spirit of cooperation between representatives of different religions.
Maulen Ashimbayev, as the Head of the Secretariat of the Congress, invited Sultan Raev to take part in the upcoming religious forum.
In his turn, Sultan Raev, Secretary General of the International Organization of Turkic Culture, told about the forthcoming events to celebrate the anniversaries of prominent figures and writers of Turkic countries. He also noted the importance of further strengthening the consolidating role of Turkestan as the spiritual capital of the Turkic world.
At the end of the meeting Maulen Ashimbayev underlined that the Senate of the Parliament of Kazakhstan is ready to actively work for strengthening cultural cooperation between Turkic states within the framework of TURKSOY.
(Senate Press Service, 74-72-27. Photo by E. Ukibayev)