Delegation of the World Abaza Congress during its working visit to Turkey held meetings in Ankara.
The leaders of the World Abaza Congress met with representatives of the Federation of Caucasian Cultural Centers (Kavfed), as well as with the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Russia to Turkey, Alexei Yerkhov in Ankara on October 23.
During the meeting with the head of Kavfed Yashar Aslankaya, understanding was reached on many issues, said Mussa Ekzekov, Chairman of the Supreme Council of the WAC.
«We have been convinced that we can and will go together in order to build a lot for the good of our peoples,» he said.
The meeting was also attended by representatives of the Federation of Abkhaz Cultural Centers (Abkhazfed) headed by the head of the organization Atanur Akusba.
«We are like one big family. We have shown that we are not divided. The main thing is our common cause, which will unite us all. We will move in one vector,» noted Ekzekov.
He added that WAC, Abkhazfed and Kavfed will have a lot of joint work.
«It is clear that this is only the beginning of a long journey. We will need a lot of work, patience, respect and understanding that we are doing this for the future of our peoples, for the future of our children,» concluded the Chairman of the Supreme Council of the WAC.
It is to be recalled that the Federation of Caucasian Cultural Centers has 53 derneks (cultural center - ed.) in Turkey and unites more than 50 thousand representatives of Caucasian peoples.
The WAC delegation also met in Ankara with the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Russian Federation to the Republic of Turkey Alexei Yerkhov, and before the meeting the representatives of the WAC laid flowers at the bust of his predecessor Andrey Karlov, who died tragically during the 2016 terrorist attack.
The Executive Secretary of the Congress, Inar Gitsba, noted that in the framework of the meeting with Yerkhov, a whole range of issues were considered regarding the implementation of the program and plans of the WAC in Turkey.
«We talked about the mutual coordination and participation of the Congress in the implementation of significant cultural and humanitarian projects in the territory of the Republic of Turkey aimed at the development and preservation of the ethnic group of the Abaza people,» said Gitsba.
The delegation of the World Abaza Congress arrived in the Republic of Turkey on October 21 with a working visit, which will last until October 25. It is assumed that during this time substantive plans will be formulated for the joint work of the Congress and public Diaspora organizations. It is planned to develop a system structure of the Congress in the territory of the Turkish Republic and a detailed work plan for the WAC in Turkey.