TurkPA Chairman-in-Office attended World Conference of Speakers of Parliament
September 2, 2015

Chairman of Milli Mejlis of the Republic of Azerbaijan, TurkPA Chairman-in-Office Mr. Ogtay Asadov took part in the Fourth World Conference of Speakers of Parliament held at the United Nations Headquarters in New York from 31 August to 2 September 2015.

Implementation of recommendations of the previous conferences and the aspects of increasing parliamentary dimension in international cooperation, the promotion of gender equality in the activities of legislative bodies, the role of parliaments to establish and carry out sustainable development goals and other related issues were discussed in the conference.

Addressing the meeting, Mr. Ogtay Asadov highly appreciated the initiative of the conference organizers and stated the importance of such events in cooperation of parliaments to ensure peace and sustainable development in the world.

During the visit Mr. Asadov met with Yan Hamachek, Speaker of the House of Deputies of the Parliament of Czech Republic, Anne Brasseur, the President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), Ali Larijani, Chairman of the Parliament of Iran and Valentina Leskaj, Vice-Speaker of the Parliament of the Republic of Albania.

138 speakers from 140 countries and 39 Vice-Speakers participated in the conference. From the TurkPA Secretariat Deputy Secretary General Fuad Alakbarov was in the delegation.