On 8-9 April 2019, Mr. Asaf Hajiyev, PABSEC Secretary General, took part in the Global Parliamentary Conference, which was organised in the framework of the Spring Session of the World Bank (WB) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) at the World Bank Group headquarters in Washington DC.
The participants were addressed by Mrs. Christine Lagarde, Director of the IMF, and Mrs. Kristalina Georgieva, Interim President of the World Bank. A message was presented on behalf of Mr. Jeremy Lefroy, Chairman of the Parliamentary Network of the World Bank.
The Conference discussed such important issues as the investment in human capital, policy priorities for developing countries, good governance, climate change, etc.
The PABSEC Secretary General met with Ms. Naye Bathily, Head of Global Parliamentary Engagement of the Parliamentary Network of the World Bank. The issues of mutual interest were discussed. It was underlined that holding joint meetings is an effective instrument. A desire was expressed to hold a joint meeting between the PABSEC and the Parliamentary Network of the World Bank.