The PABSEC delegation, composed of Mr. Mikhail Emelianov, Chairman of the PABSEC Legal and Political Affairs Committee and Head of the PABSEC Russian Delegation, and Mr. Asaf Hajiyev, PABSEC Secretary General, participated in the 15th Conference of the Parliamentary Union of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (PUIC), which was held in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, on 27-30 January 2020 upon the invitation of the National Assembly of Burkina Faso.
The Conference, which marked the 20th anniversary of the PUIC, was attended by the representatives of parliamentary delegations of OIC member states. The Conference discussed resolutions and recommendations relating to the political and foreign affairs of the OIC, as well as the issues related to culture, justice, human rights, women, family, economy and environment in the Islamic world.
In his welcoming speech, the President of the 15th Conference, the President of the National Assembly of Burkina Faso, Mr. Alassane Bala Sakande, stressed the problems faced by many Muslim countries that have led to armed conflicts, unstable situation and high tension. Also, the responsibility of the OIC and its bodies in protecting justice in the issues faced by the Muslim population around the world was emphasized.
The PABSEC delegation met with Mr. Mouhamed Khouraichi Niass, PUIC Secretary General and Mr. Ali Asghar Mohammadi Sijani, PUIC Deputy Secretary General, and discussed the prospects for cooperation between the PABSEC and the PUIC. It was emphasised that there is a need to organise joint events dedicated to the issues of common interest that will enhance the interaction between the two Assemblies.