Valentina Matvienko and Sahiba Gafarova Discussed Inter-Parliamentary Cooperation
22 September 2020
A meeting of Chairperson of the IPA CIS Council, Speaker of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation Valentina Matvienko and Speaker of the Milli Mejlis of the Azerbaijan Republic Sahiba Gafarova took place in Moscow.
The Speakers discussed the issues of bilateral cooperation and the development of inter-parliamentary and inter-regional relations.
“We have established effective interaction within international forums, an intensive dialogue is underway on a wide range of issues of bilateral cooperation,” said Valentina Matvienko.
The parties also discussed the issues of cooperation within international platforms – the IPA CIS, the PABSEC, the PACE and the IPU.
The Speaker of the Federation Council touched upon the growing importance of the role of women in society and political life. Valentina Matvienko invited Sahiba Gafarova to take part in the Third Eurasian Women’s Forum to take place in 2021 in St. Petersburg.
Sahiba Gafarova noted that economic cooperation between the countries was consistently developing. She also emphasized the special attitude to the Russian language and Russian culture in the Republic.