On 30 November 2022, Mr. Asaf Hajiyev, PABSEC Secretary General, paid a working visit to Ankara and had meetings in the Grand National Assembly of Türkiye.
Mr. Cemal Ozturk, PABSEC Vice-President, Head of the PABSEC Turkish Delegation, and Mr. Asaf Hajiyev, PABSEC Secretary General, met with Mr. Mustafa Sentop, Speaker of the Grand National Assembly of Türkiye. The PABSEC Secretary General thanked the Speaker for Türkiye's continuous support to the Parliamentary Assembly and the International Secretariat. The PABSEC Secretary General also informed the Speaker about the current PABSEC preparatory work for the 60th PABSEC General Assembly to be held in Belgrade on 7-8 December 2022, during which Turkey assumes a six-month PABSEC Presidency. At the meeting also were discussed the main directions of the incoming PABSEC Turkish Presidency, the organization of the events at various levels dedicated to the 30th Anniversary of the PABSEC and holding of the Summit of the Speakers of the Parliaments of the BSEC Member States.
Mr. Mustafa Sentop noted the professional work of the PABSEC International Secretariat and expressed full support for the activities of the PABSEC. He assured that the Turkish Parliament and the PABSEC Turkish delegation will continue to contribute to the activities of the Assembly, and that the GNAT will do its best to prepare and organise the General Assembly and other events at the highest level.
During the meeting with Mr. Cemal Ozturk, Head of the PABSEC Turkish Delegation, PABSEC Vice-President in charge of Financial Matters, were discussed current financial situation, the results of the meetings of the PABSEC Committees, as well as preparatory work for the 60th PABSEC General Assembly to be held in Belgrade in December 2022.