8 May 2015 Baku

A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) among Center for Strategic Research (SAM), Center for Strategic Studies under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan (SAM Azerbaijan), the Kazakhstan Institute for Strategic Studies Under the President of the Republic of Kazakhstan (KazISS) and the National Institute for Strategic Studies of the Kyrgyz Republic (NISS) was signed under the auspices of the Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States (Turkic Council) by the heads of the Official Foreign Policy Research Centers of the Member States of the Turkic Council on 8 May 2015 in Baku at a press conference.

The said MoU was intended to constitute a starting point for academic cooperation among the Official Research Centers of the member states. Within the sidelines of the MoU, Official Research Centers will launch researchs, organize panels and conferences on the topics related to the policy fields of the Turkic Council.

The proposal of SAM Chairman Prof. Ali Resul Usul to host the next meeting in Turkey was welcomed and agreed by the parties.

After the press conference, the delegation paid a visit to Ambassador Novruz Mammadov, Head of the Foreign Relations Department and Deputy Head of Presidential Administration of the Republic of Azerbaijan and gave information about the first meeting of the Official Research Centers of the member states and the MoU that has been signed as the outcome of the said Meeting.