St. Petersburg, March 28, AZERTAC
As earlier reported, the spring session of the Inter-parliamentary Assembly of the Commonwealth of Independent States (IPA CIS) opened in St. Petersburg.
The delegation of Azerbaijan headed by the Chairman of Milli Majlis Ogtay Asadov participates in the action.
Ogtay Asadov was awarded medal of the organization devoted to the 25th anniversary of IPA CIS.
Participants of meeting have discussed a question of establishment of the International Day of Parliamentarism, results of monitoring of the last year's referendum in Kyrgyzstan, and also the organization of monitoring groups in election campaigns held in 2017 in the CIS member countries.
Heads of parliaments of the CIS member countries have adopted the statement on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of Inter-parliamentary Assembly. In the statement, it is noted that the IPA CIS has the considerable potential for expansion of the international parliamentary cooperation, actively acting as the platform for bilateral and multilateral interaction both between the member countries and with the international organizations.
On the same day, the 46th plenary session of Inter-parliamentary Assembly of the CIS took place in St. Petersburg.
Chairman of Milli Majlis Ogtay Asadov who made a speech at the meeting has noted that President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev attaches special significance to deepening of cooperation between the CIS countries. Interaction within the Commonwealth plays an important role in strengthening of inter-parliamentary relations of member countries, expansion of economic partnership.
Ogtay Asadov spoke of the prospects of multilateral cooperation in cultural, humanitarian, scientific, trade and other spheres. He has also emphasized that for further improvement of activity of the organization ‘it is necessary to resolve the conflicts existing in the post-Soviet space’.
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