Speaker: CIS IPA became important tool for strengthening & developing cooperation

“I would like to express my confidence that the spring session will be constructive and fruitful. During the existence of the CIS IPA (Interparliamentary Assembly), the parliaments of the member states have managed to prove the inexhaustible potential of the assembly. It is gratifying that the assembly has become an authoritative international organization, an important tool for strengthening and developing cooperation between states,” Chairperson of the Azerbaijani Parliament Sahiba Gafarova said in her welcoming speech during a meeting as part of the 52nd plenary session of the CIS IPA in St. Petersburg, the Russian bureau of Report informs.

Gafarova noted that the CIS IPA is a platform for cooperation and discussion of topical issues of regional and international life. She highly appreciated the work of the assembly.

“The role of parliaments and parliamentary diplomacy is significant in the world. The CIS Interparliamentary Assembly is a unique platform for fostering the development of bilateral and multilateral parliamentary cooperation. The interaction of the participating States within the IPA will continue to be actively promoted as part of strengthening the comprehensive partnership and will contribute to the expansion of relations among the highest legislative bodies of the states."

As part of her speech, chairperson of the Azerbaijani parliament noted the initiative to hold the Eurasian Women’s Forum, which demonstrates the increasing role of women in strengthening peace and security.

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