Mr. Asaf Hajiyev, PABSEC Secretary General participated in the International Conference titled “The Role of Parliaments in World Today - 25 Years on the Path of Multidimensional Development” hosted by the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation in Moscow, on 10 December 2018.
On this occasion, Mr. Hajiyev congratulated, on behalf of the PABSEC President, all the citizens of the Russian Federation with the 25th Anniversary of adoption of the Constitution of the Russian Federation. The PABSEC Secretary General also extended cordial congratulations to the members of the Federation Council on their important Jubilee - 25th Anniversary of establishing.
In his speech, Mr. Hajiyev expressed his gratitude for the permanent contribution and active role provided by the Delegation of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation to the Assembly’s work. The PABSEC Secretary General noted the importance of the cooperation between the countries in the region for peace and prosperity of all nations. He informed the gathering about the activities of the Organization, underlining important events which took place during this year, as the Summit of the Speakers of Parliaments of the BSEC Member States, dedicated to the PABSEC 25th Anniversary, held in Istanbul, on 16 May 2018. Mr. Hajiyev also informed the participants that the PABSEC has intensified its contacts with regional and international organizations and extended its cooperation with other parliamentary assemblies. In this regard, Mr. Hajiyev had meeting with Mr. Ilyas Umakhanov, Deputy Speaker of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation. Within the framework of this event, Mr. Hajiyev met with Mr. Martin Chungong, Secretary General of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) and discussed issues of joint cooperation tackling the possibilities of organizing joint events.