Speaker of Azerbaijan’s Milli Majlis Sahiba Gafarova has had a meeting with Zorlu Tore, Speaker of the Mejlis of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) who had arrived in our country to take part in the 13th Plenary Meeting of the Parliamentary Assembly of Turkic States (TURKPA), Report informs citing the Milli Majlis.

They voiced shared contentment with the high organizational standards set by the Plenary Meeting and underscored the importance of the TürkPA as a platform for a continued expansion and enrichment of cooperation amongst our legislatures in new directions. Speaker of the Milli Majlis Sahiba Gafarova said that every necessary step would be taken in the forthcoming period of Azerbaijani chairmanship of the Organization to ensure the ongoing strengthening of our inter-parliamentary connexions.

Besides, the Days of Culture and the Presentation of the TRNC, held in Baku in October 2023, were recalled with pleasure, and so were the visit to Azerbaijan of President of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus Ersin Tatar and his meeting with President Ilham Aliyev.

Then, there was an exchange of opinions about the ties between the legislative assemblies. Thanking for the formation of a working group for inter-parliamentary relations between Azerbaijan and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus in the Milli Majlis in April this year, Zorlu Tore remarked that that step of Azerbaijan was met with deep gratitude in the TRNC.

The two Speakers also exchanged views upon expanding the contacts between the friendship groups and MPs, and upon arranging reciprocal visits.