Azerbaijani MP visits Israel

Baku, November 15 (AZERTAC). Chairman of the Commission on International Affairs and Interparliamentary Ties of Milli Majlis (Parliament) of Azerbaijan Samad Seyidov visited Israel to attend events as part of celebrations of Azerbaijani Independence Day. The events are organized by International Israel-Azerbaijan Association AzIz with the support from the Heydar Aliyev Foundation and Foreign Ministry of Israel.

As part of the events, Seyidov met Amnon Cohen, chairman of Israel-Azerbaijan inter-parliamentary commission, member of Knesset from Shas Party. The meeting focused on Azerbaijani-Israeli inter-parliamentary relations promote the idea of mutual visits of parliamentarians.

Seyidov then met Speaker of the Israeli Knesset Yulikm Edelstein. Edelstein asked Seyidov to convey his best wishes to his Azerbaijani counterpart, Speaker of the Azerbaijani Parliament Ogtay Asadov, as well as his personal congratulations to President Ilham Aliyev on his re-election for a new presidential term. The parliamentarians moved on to discuss the possibility of a joint work of parliaments of the two countries in international organizations such as European Union and European Parliament.

Samad Seyidov was also received by the Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu in the prime minister's office. The Israeli Prime Minister said he was very happy at the Azerbaijani parliamentarian’s visit to Israel. "Your visit to Israel once again proves that the relations between our countries are developing in the right direction" said Netanyahu.

The Prime Minister expressed his hope that both sides will make their best efforts to further intensify these relations and develop mutually beneficial multilateral cooperation.

The last meeting was held with head of the parliamentary faction of the far-right Zionist party ‘Jewish Home’, Vice-Speaker of the Parliament Sukran. He said was very pleased to meet a member of the parliament of the friendly country.

The Azerbaijani MP also made a traditional guest tour of the Knesset building and visited the famous main hall of the parliament, decorated with tapestries of the most famous Jewish artist of all times Marc Chagall.


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