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Azerbaijan`s parliamentary delegation visits Israel

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Baku, February 13 AZERTAC

A group of Azerbaijani parliamentarians paid an official three-day visit to Israel. The delegation, which included MPs Samad Seyidov, Asim Mollazade, Yevda Abramov, Sevinj Fataliyeva and head of the Israeli Center in Baku Emilia Khudiyeva, held a number of meetings in Israel.

The Azerbaijani delegation met with President of the State of Israel Reuven Rivlin, chair of the Knesset Committee on Foreign Affairs and Defense Tzachi Hanegbi, and Speaker of the Knesset Yuli Edelstein.

The Azerbaijani delegation thanked the President of Israel for his speech at the UN on Khojaly massacre and support Azerbaijan`s position.

They held a meeting with chairman of Israel-Azerbaijan inter-parliamentary friendship group Avigdor Lieberman, who made a number of proposals to develop relations between Israel and Azerbaijan, and also suggested to involve non-governmental organizations in their efforts to contribute to the strengthening of the bilateral ties. The delegation also met Deputy Director General of Eurasia Division at Israel`s Ministry of Foreign Affairs Zvi Rav-Ner.

During the meetings, they discussed Azerbaijani-Israeli relations. The Israeli side said they were interested in boosting bilateral ties with Azerbaijan.

Earlier in 2013, Yevda Abramov, Samad Seyidov and other Azerbaijani parliamentarians during the visit to Israel made a traditional guest tour of the Knesset building and visited the famous main hall of the parliament. This year’s trip of Azerbaijani MPs is the first official visit of members of Azerbaijan’s Milli Majlis to the Knesset in the history of the two countries` relations.

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