TURKPA Secretary General made a speech on "Multilateralism and Parliamentary Diplomacy" at the IPU Assembly
October 24, 2012

TURKPA Secretary General Mr. Ramil Hasanov made a speech on “Multilateralism and Parliamentary Diplomacy” in the framework of the 127th Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union which took place on 22 October 2012 in Quebec City, Canada. At the begining of his speech Mr. Hasanov shortly informed participants on the tasks, objectives, activities and latest developments of TURKPA. Then Secretary General talked about TURKPA’s role in development relations among Turkic-speaking states. At the same time he noted about TURKPA’s relations with other national parliaments, cooperation with international organizations and particular importance to strengthening a common inter-parliamentary platform for dialogue at a global level.

It was stressed that TURKPA seeks to enhance relations not only with inter-parliamentary institutions, but also with inter-governmental ones. Secretary General talked about interaction between parliamentary and traditional diplomacy and noted that Parliamentary diplomacy is considered as complementing the traditional diplomacy contributing to promotion of political dialogue and exchange of views at the various levels.

At the end Mr. Hasanov stressed that Assembly is firmly committed to the principles and values of the United Nations and its Charter, as well as other universally recognized principles and norms of international law and reaffirmed that TURKPA is a forum for regional ownership sharing common objectives pursued by the leading international organizations.