Council of Foreign Ministers (CFM)

Foreign Ministers of Member States meet on a regular basis on the sidelines of the Summit at the meetings of Council of Foreign Ministers.



Furthermore, Foreign Ministers hold additional meetings to discuss the topics of mutual concern. In this regard, informal meetings of Foreign Ministers as customary are held annually on the sidelines of General Assemblies of the UN since 2011.

The CFM convened 12 times, seven of which were the informal gatherings customarily held on the margins of the UN General Assembly in New York.

The meeting of the CFM in 2015 was hosted by Erlan Idrissov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Kazakhstan on 10 September 2015 in Astana on the margins of the Fifth Summit of the Council. Foreign Ministers also met on 26 September 2015 in New York and discussed the work of the Council as well as the other pressing issues of common concern.

The Sixth Informal Meeting of the CFM was hosted on 20 September 2016 in New York by H.E. Erlan Idrissov, Foreign Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan, in his capacity as the Foreign Minister of the Chair Country of the Turkic Council. Secretary General Ambassador Ramil Hasanov briefed the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Member States on the enhancement of fruitful relations of the Turkic Council with the UN, its specialized agencies, the OIC and OSCE. At the meeting, the Ministers discussed the work of the Council as well as the other issues of common concern.

The Foreign Ministers expressed their appreciation for the steps taken by the Secretariat with regard to the progress achieved for its deepening relations with the relevant international organizations and reiterated their support to further this progress.

The Seventh Informal Meeting of the CFM was hosted on 21 September 2017 in New York by Kairat Abdrakhmanov, Foreign Minister of the Republic of Kazakhstan, in his capacity as the Foreign Minister of the Chair Country of the Turkic Council. Secretary General Ambassador Ramil Hasanov briefed the CFM on the progress of productive relations of the Turkic Council with the UN, its specialized agencies, the OIC and the OSCE. At the meeting, the Ministers discussed the overall work of the Council as well as the other pressing issues of common concern.

The Ministers also discussed and supported the official application of Hungary to obtain observer status at the Turkic Academy. Based on the legal procedures of the Turkic Council and Turkic Academy, the application will be submitted to the Council of Heads of States of the Turkic Council at the next Summit.
 
Updated: 29.03.2019