On 12 April 2018, Turkey-Azerbaijan Parliamentary Friendship Group of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey paid a visit to the TURKPA headquarters. The Group consisting of its Chairman Mr. Necdet Ünüvar Group’s Secretary General Mr. Nurettin Aras and members Mr. Nureddin Nebati, Uğur Bayraktutan and Kamil Aydın have participated in the monitoring of early presidential elections in Azerbaijan.
Secretary General Altynbek Mamaiusupov welcomed the guests and appreciated activities of the Group and noted the importance of the parliamentary friendship groups in promoting relationships among the countries. Mr. Mamaiusupov said that TURKPA places a high emphasis on the activities of parliamentary friendship groups as they can contribute to the efficient development of cooperation between the member countries within the Assembly’s framework. Besides, Secretary General informed the Group members on the possibilities of organizing joint events with participation of the members of related parliamentary groups from the member countries.
Mr. Necdet Ünüvar, Chairman of the Group, praised the work carried out by TURKPA in strengthening relationships in the Turkic world and pointed out the social field which has a great potential for the development of enhanced practical cooperation between the member countries. Mr. Ünüvar also underlined the necessity to continue the initiative launched by the Turkish Parliament in 2014 as regards holding of joint meetings of the parliamentary committees of the member countries on social affairs.