The meeting was attended by Chairman of the Milli Majlis of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ogtay Asadov, Chairman of the Mazhilis of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan Nurlan Nigmatulin, Toraga of Jogorku Kenesh of the Kyrgyz Republic Dastanbek Dzhumabekov, Speaker of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey and TURKPA Chairman-in-Office Binali Yildirim, as well as Speaker of the Hungarian National Assembly Laszlo Kover, in capacity of observer in TURKPA and Deputy Speaker of the Legislative Chamber of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan Hatamzhon Ketmonov as a guest.
Also representatives of the Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States (CCTS), TURKSOY, Turkic Culture and Heritage Foundation, Union of Turkic World Engineers and Architects, Parliamentary Assembly of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (PABSEC), Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), Parliamentary Union of OIC member States (PUIC), as well as Ahmet Yesevi University and World League of Turkic Youth took part in the Session.
The agenda of the Eighth Plenary Session included adoption of reports and recommendations of the last meetings of the TURKPA commissions, reports of the TURKPA international observers’ missions on presidential election in Azerbaijan and presidential and parliamentary elections in Turkey. Sadyk Sher-Niyaz was re-elected as the Chairman of the TURKPA Commission on Social, Cultural and Humanitarian Affairs, while Ismet Ucma and Recep Seker were approved as the Chairman of the TURKPA Commission on Legal Affairs and International Relations and Commission on Environment and Natural Resources, respectively.
It was decided to hold the next Ninth Plenary Session of TURKPA in 2019 in Azerbaijan.
At the end of the meeting, Izmir Declaration - final document of the Eighth Plenary Session was adopted.
Following the Plenary Session a press conference was held during which chairmen of member parliaments positively assessed the results of the Eighth Plenary Session of TURKPA.
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