The delegation of the Turkic Council headed by the Deputy Secretary General Dr. Ömer Kocaman participates in the 24th Organization of Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Ministerial Meeting.

The delegation of the Turkic Council  headed by the Deputy Secretary General Dr. Ömer Kocaman participates  in the 24th Organization of Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) Ministerial Meeting taking place on 7-8 December 2017 in Vienna as the guest of the  OSCE Austrian Chairmanship.  

On the first day of the meeting, Kairat Abdrakhmanov, Foreign Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan, Erlan Abduldayev, Foreign Minister of the Kyrgyz Republic, Elmar Mammadyarov, Foreign Minister of the Republic of Azerbaijan and Ahmet Yıldız, Deputy Foreign Minister of the Republic of Turkey addressed the audience touching upon the regional issues of the OSCE agenda.

The common practice that the Member State assuming the Turkic Council Chairman-in-Office voices the expectations to further enhance the relations between the Council and the OSCE also continued during this OSCE Ministerial Council.

Accordingly, in his address, Minister Abdrakhmanov, with his capacity representing the current Chairman-in-Office of the Turkic Council, expressed the gratitude of the Turkic Council Member States to the Austrian Chairmanship for inviting the Council to the OSCE Ministerial Meeting as a guest. He also highlighted that the Turkic Council Member States firmly believe that the active participation of the Council as a regional cooperation mechanism in the work of the OSCE will contribute to the attainment of the common goals shared by the two organizations.

On the other hand, on the margins of the OSCE Ministerial Council, the Turkic Council delegation also attended the side event on youth, peace and security convened by the Austrian Chairmanship and its Special Representatives on Youth and Security. 
 
Project Director Pelin Musabay Baki accompanied Deputy Secretary General Kocaman at the abovementioned meetings.