Members of IPA CIS Permanent Commissions Discussed Issues of Cooperation with Partner International Organizations
19 May 2022
On 19 May 2022, meetings of the IPA CIS Permanent Commissions on Political Issues and International Cooperation, as well as on Social Policy and Human Rights took place today in the Tavricheskiy Palace.
The work of the commissions began with a joint meeting co-chaired by Chair of the IPA CIS Permanent Commission on Political Issues and International Cooperation, Chair of the Committee of the Mazhilis of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan on Foreign Affairs, Defense and Security Aigul Kuspan and Chair of the IPA CIS Permanent Commission on Social Policy and Human Rights, member of the Committee of the Milli Majlis of the Azerbaijan Republic on Law Policy and State-Building, member of the Committee of the Milli Majlis of the Azerbaijan Republic on Defense, Security and Counter-Corruption Nizami Safarov.
Speaking at the opening of the meeting, Secretary General of the IPA CIS Council Dmitriy Kobitskiy expressed confidence that such a format of the meeting would allow for a broader and more comprehensive discussion of issues of mutual interest, as well as new ways to continued cooperation.
Further, within the framework of the joint meeting, the rapporteurs presented information on the activities of partner international organizations.
Senior Legal Adviser of the UNHCR Office in the Russian Federation Pereira Carneiro Wellington spoke about the work of the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees in the Russian Federation. Head of Country Cluster Delegation of the IFRC for Russian Federation and Belarus John Entwistle told the members of the commissions about the activities of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. Strategic Desk Officer (Strategic Planning) of the WHO Regional Office for Europe Dr. Bahtygul Karriyeva briefed the meeting participants on the draft International Treaty on Pandemic.
After the break, each of the commissions continued to work on its agendas.