Turkic countries sign deal

Turkey, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, and Kyrgyzstan, four Turkic-language-speaking countries, signed an economic cooperation memorandum yesterday, according to Turkey’s development minister.

“This is a first,” Minister Cevdet Yılmaz said at a press meeting

during his visit to the Kazakh capital of Astana to participate in a joint council.

The parties have decided to repeat the council meetings in every six months.

As part of the memorandum, the four countries will build working groups on economic cooperation, transportation, the rehabilitation of investments and supporting enterprises.


Thursday, October 13, 2011
ASTANA – Anatolia News Agency