On February 23, Ms. Sahiba Gafarova, Speaker of the Milli Majlis of the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Chairperson of the Non-Aligned Movement Parliamentary Network (NAM PN), received Mr. Mehmet Süreyya Er, Secretary General of the Parliamentary Assembly of Turkic States (TURKPA).
Ms. Sahiba Gafarova spoke about the activities of the Non-Aligned Movement Parliamentary Network established at the initiative of H.E. Mr. Ilham Aliyev, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan and incumbent Chair of the NAM, mentioned the growing international interest in the Parliamentary Network. She highly appreciated the participation of TURKPA in the Inaugural Meeting and Baku Conference of the NAM PN.
Chairperson expressed that NAM PN is expanding cooperation with other inter-parliamentary organizations. Ms. Sahiba Gafarova mentioned that NAM PN obtained an observer’s status in the Asian Parliamentary Assembly, the Parliamentary Union of the Organisation of Islamic Co-operation and the Arab Parliament.
Mr. Mehmet Süreyya Er, Secretary General of the TURKPA stressed the great significance attached by the Assembly to the cooperation with the NAM PN.
At the end of the meeting, Ms. Sahiba Gafarova, Chairperson of the NAM PN, and Mr. Mehmet Süreyya Er, Secretary General of the TURKPA signed a Memorandum of Understanding between the two organizations.