MFA of Kazakhstan
The summit of the Cooperation Council of Turkic-speaking States (Turkic Council), scheduled for March 31, 2021 in Kazakhstan's Turkestan city, will be held via videoconference, Trend reports citing the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Kazakhstan.
Turkistan is a city and the administrative center of Turkistan Region of Kazakhstan, near the Syr Darya river. It is situated 160 km north-west of Shymkent on the Trans-Aral Railway between Kyzylorda to the north and Tashkent to the south. Its population has increased within ten years from 102,505 (1999 Census results) to 142,899 (2009 Census results). Turkistan’s most prominent historical and cultural asset is the Mausoleum of Khoja Ahmet Yasavi, a UNESCO World Heritage site. The city is served by Hazrat Sultan Intyernational Airport.
“Due to the pandemic situation, the Kazakh side made a decision to hold an unofficial summit of the Turkic Council via videoconference. The CCTS Secretariat was officially notified of this decision”, the MFA said.
As previously reported, the summit will be attended by all the heads of state of the CCTS and the prime minister of Hungary, which is an observer in this organization.