Valentina Matvienko: IPA CIS Experience Is Useful for Inter-Parliamentary Forum of Countries of Central Asia and Russian Federation
12 May 2022
Today, Ashgabat (Turkmenistan) hosted the opening of the First Inter-Parliamentary Forum of the Countries of Central Asia and the Russian Federation.
The event was attended by Speaker of the Senate of the Parliament of the Republic of Kazakhstan Maulen Ashimbayev, Speaker of the Jogorku Kenesh of the Kyrgyz Republic Talant Mamytov, Speaker of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation, Chairperson of the IPA CIS Council Valentina Matvienko, Speaker of the Majlisi Milli of the Majlisi Oli of the Republic of Tajikistan Rustami Emomali, Speaker of the Senate of the Oliy Majlis of the Republic of Uzbekistan Tanzila Narbayeva, Speaker of the Mejlis of the Milli Gengesh Gulshat Mammedova and other MPs.
Valentina Matvienko said that the Forum was meant to become a new significant element in the system of parliamentary cooperation in the Eurasian space. She stressed that it could be useful to use the experience of the IPA CIS in the work of the Forum, especially since five IPA CIS member parliaments participate in the current event.
Secretary General of the IPA CIS Council Dmitriy Kobitskiy informed participants about the main areas of the Assembly’s work: model law-making, congress activities, election observation, youth policy. He expressed the hope that the IPA CIS and the Forum will be able to join their efforts and effectively coordinate the implementation of their initiatives.