Chair of Milli Majlis Sahiba Gafarova Speaks at 53rd CIS IPA Plenum

Chair`s Travels
26 November 2021 | 16:12   

As reported earlier, the parliamentary delegation led by Chair of the Milli Majlis Sahiba Gafarova are visiting in St Petersburg to take part in the proceedings of the CIS Inter-Parliamentary Assembly.

The 53rd plenary session of the CIS IPA took place on 26 November and Sahiba Gafarova spoke at it.

As the leader of the Azerbaijani legislature was saying there, parliamentary diplomacy, which is capable of actualising its creative potential on an extensive international scale, is gaining in significance today. Mrs Gafarova mentioned the mounting interest in the CIS IPA, which she attributed to its new ideas and projects as well as the international events conducted under the auspices of the Assembly.

The Speaker of the Milli Majlis then referred to the import of the Third Eurasian Women’s Forum and the weight of the fact that the parliamentarians had been able to continue the global environmental dialogue at the site provided by the Nevsky International Ecological Congress held on 9 May this year.

It is laudable that the parliamentarians were able to discuss what further steps are to be taken to reinforce interaction in the field of maintaining the environmental safety – one which is so necessary today, Sahiba Gafarova continued.

‘It was with great enthusiasm that we accepted the chairmanship of our country in the Youth Parliamentary Assembly of the CIS Member States due next year. I am certain that the Youth Assembly will continue the young parliamentarians’ contribution to the general advance of inter-state co-operation under our representative’s co-ordination.’

‘As you know, we began restoration and large-scale re-construction in the liberated territories when we had won the 44 days’ war with Armenia. I am certain that we shall be able to return to those parts, and very soon, too, the IDP, the more than a million people hit hard by the Armenian occupation. As you know, the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan was ended on the force of the trilateral statement that the leaders of Azerbaijan, Armenia and Russia signed on 10 November last year… We have put several proposals to Armenia so that we can begin work on a peace treaty, on delimitation and demarcation of the state borders with the mutual recognition of the territorial integrities. This is in conformity with the international law norms. We want stability and well-being in the whole of the region; we want to talk about peace and the future rather than about war,’ Sahiba Gafarova went on.   

Concluding her speech, the Chair of the Azerbaijani parliament said, ‘I am certain that, having assembled here for our meeting held in the in-person format, we manifest the readiness to continue stepping up the co-operation under the umbrella of the Assembly along the lines of mutual respect and support’.

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The Milli Majlis of the Republic of Azerbaijan - The state legislative power branch organ is a unicameral parliament that has 125 MPs. The MPs are elected as based on the majority electoral system by free, private and confidential vote reliant on the general, equitable and immediate suffrage. The tenure of a Milli Majlis convocation is 5 years.