Ganira Pasajeva, Sándor Lezsák and Zsolt András Bíró in Baku
The hard work of the Hungarian Turan Foundation and the Hungarian government's eastern partnership policy have born fruit.
Hungarian Parliament delegation attended the Turkish-speaking countries Parliamentary Assembly (TURKPA) plenary meeting on Friday in the Azerbaijan capital of Baku where Hungary was granted observer status in the organization said Sándor Lezsák the Vice President of the Parliament and the head of the Hungarian delegation.
As a result of hard work by various agencies, cooperation between the Turanian nations can become deeper in the coming years. The TURKPA countries will be represented by a large delegation at this year's Kurultaj on August 8 to 10 in Bugac, Hungary, which will further strengthen the already existing good relations among the sister nations.
The Turkish-speaking countries - Turkey, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan - held TURKPA fifth plenary session in Baku led by the chairman of the organization Ogtay Asadov, the president of Azerbaijan's parliament.
In his welcoming speech Sándor Lezsák emphasized that "our people are connected by deep-rooted historical friendship and the independent Hungarian politics is based on this historic bond," said Lezsák then, he pointed out that the world's oldest Turkology center of the Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest was founded in 1870.
The vice-president of the National Assembly noted that since the collapse of the Soviet Union Hungary has made clear its intention to cooperate and develop sincere friendship with the independent Turkic-speaking world. He added that Hungary would be happy to raise parliamentary cooperation with the Turkic world higher level.
Relations among our countries are based on "common historical, cultural and linguistic roots." One of the examples of the cultural link among our nations is the biennial event of Kurultaj, which is one of the biggest traditional events in Europe said the vice-president of the National Assembly.
Lezsák then, thanked the Azerbaijani, Kazakh, Kyrgyz and Turkish embassies and foreign office colleagues for helping strengthening relationship between our nations on the basis of common historic roots.
(MTI – kurultaj.hu – hungarianambiance.com)