First VP Mehriban Aliyeva: It was great honor for me to be an Azerbaijani MP
Azerbaijan’s First Vice-President Mehriban Aliyeva delivered a speech at a plenary session of the Azerbaijani parliament [Milli Majlis] on March 7.
Mrs. Aliyeva announced that she is ceasing to act as an MP due to her appointment to a new post upon the order signed by Azerbaijani President Iham Aliyev on February 21, 2017, an APA correspondent reported from the parliament.
“I’ve been a member of parliament for more than ten years. It was great honor for me to be a member of the Azerbaijani parliament during these years,” noted Mehriban Aliyeva.
The MPs also have a great role in Azerbaijan’s formation as an influential state during the years of its independence, she added.
Mrs. Aliyeva noted that the legal basis of reforms ongoing in Azerbaijan is comprised of the bills, which have been prepared through joint work of parliament members and in line with modern realities and challenges.
“Dear colleagues, I’ve seen a pleasant atmosphere dominating here for the whole period I’ve been acting as a parliamentarian. Of course, Parliamentary Speaker Ogtay Asadov has had a big role in the creation of such an atmosphere,” she said.
Mehriban Aliyeva also briefed the parliament about the work carried out since 2005 in the Khazar district, from where her candidacy as MP was nominated.
Mrs. Aliyeva went on to say that she came up with numerous proposals and initiatives during her membership of parliament.
“Holding on to the ideas of humanism and justice, the initiative I made for the approval of the amnesty acts I put proposed in the years 2007, 2009, 2013, and 2016 drew support from my colleagues,” she said.
She pointed out that a total of 39,887 prisoners have been released thanks to the application of the amnesty acts.
“I’d like to express my gratitude to each one of those MPs who supported the amnesty acts which freed tens of thousands of prisoners. I’m hopeful that such initiatives will continue to be put forward by our MPs and turn into a tradition,” said the first-vice president.
“Furthermore, in order to help form healthy families and reduce the risks in this area, I came up with another initiative in 2014 as to a compulsory premarital examination.
After long discussions with my colleagues, a bill making amendments to the Family Code was adopted,” she added.
The first vice-president pointed out that on her initiatives, a number of events were held around the world in order for Azerbaijan to gain recognition as a multinational, tolerant and multi-confessional country.
Mrs. Aliyeva said that in all her speeches she delivered to the international community the realities about the occupation of Nagorno-Karabakh, an integral part of Azerbaijan, and seven surrounding districts by Armenia, and about the fact that more than one million Azerbaijanis became refugees and internally displaced persons.
“The publications prepared by the Heydar Aliyev Foundation on the Khojaly genocide have been spread all over the world. I assess my 12-year activity in the parliament as a great school of life. The experience I gained as an MP is invaluable,” she said.
“Regardless of my position and activity, I have always relied on simple principles. Honest, dignity, compassion, benevolence, justice and mutual respect are the highest and most beautiful features endowed by God to people. In this high tribune, I’d like to assure all who believe in me that that I will give priority to moral values in my further activity as well. I will do my utmost for the protection of Azerbaijan’s independence and its comprehensive development,” she added.
The first vice-president expressed gratitude for her compatriots for their congratulations.
“Every letter, every congratulation I receive from ordinary people is very valuable for me. I express my deep gratitude to all for their kind words and support,” she said.
Mrs. Aliyeva also congratulated her female colleagues and all Azerbaijani women on the occasion of the forthcoming International Women's Day - March 8.
“I wish each deputy robust health, happiness and success in their work. I hope that the cooperation will continue in the future too,” added the first vice-president.
Community: "Elections" held on occupied territories is another blow to negotiations process
Residential areas to be given to low income young people in need of social protection
Financial support program prepared for providing salaries of 304 thousand hired employees, whose field damaged by coronavirus
32 of registered 55 parties submit their financial reports to the Azerbaijani CEC
Procedure for holding meetings of Azerbaijani Parliament this year via internet, determined
Speaker: “Once necessary equipment is available, Parliment’s plenary sessions will also be held online”
Memory of victims of Armenian chauvinism commemorated at Azerbaijani Parliament's meeting
Samad Seyidov addressed a protest letter to CE President regarding reporters’ statement
Deputies to sit at a distance of 2 meters from one another at plenary meeting of Azerbaijani Parliament
Ali Ahmadov: “We will provide our support so that Azerbaijan would get out of coronavirus disaster with minimum losses"
Azerbaijani Parliament’s meetings to be held in electronic form till December 20, quarantine regime not to be applied to deputies
FIFA’s Infantino: "Health comes first"
ADB: "GDP to increase by 0.5% in this year, 1.5% in 2021 in Azerbaijan" - FORECAST
10 quarantine regime violators arrested, 3,581 fined over the past day in Azerbaijan
Mass media: Negotiations in OPEC+ framework can be held next week
Tremor jolts central Iran
Number of coronavirus cases rises to 148 in Georgia
PM: "Coronavirus outbreak to delay Romania's June election"
Construction of Albanian part of TAP pipeline nears end
World Bank approves $1 billion aid to India
US coronavirus death toll surpasses 6,000
Oil prices decrease again
Trump again tests negative for coronavirus
MoD: Ceasefire violated 25 times
West opposes Russia’s proposal in UN General Assembly to reject sanctions, says mission
Kyrgyzstan reports first coronavirus death
Number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany surges to 79,696, death toll reaches 1,017
Chinese authorities declare national mourning on Saturday to commemorate COVID-19 victims
Trump invokes Defense Production Act for ventilator manufacturing
Samsung Electronics shuts U.S. factory after two coronavirus cases
The number of coronavirus deaths has increased in Armenia
WHO: During the day, about 73,000 people worldwide have been infected with the coronavirus
Mexican official says no plans for border closures, as death toll rises
UN Security Council member states request meeting to address COVID-19 Pandemic
France's coronavirus death toll jumps as nursing homes included
U.S. paying Russia for entire planeload of coronavirus equipment sent by Moscow: U.S. official
Iraq has confirmed thousands more COVID-19 cases than reported, medics say
Putin rolls over Russia's non-working period until April 30 over coronavirus
NATO welcomes North Macedonia as 30th ally
Global coronavirus cases top one million
Global coronavirus deaths top 50,000
Turkey: Death toll from coronavirus rises to 356
MEP: EU does not recognize so-called elections in Nagorno-Karabakh
COVID: Italy reports 760 new deaths, toll reaches 13,915
Restrictions on movement imposed in Azerbaijan as part of special quarantine regime
Trump's net worth drops $ 1 billion due to coronavirus
Iran’s Parliament Speaker Larijani tests positive for COVID-19
Chairman of Toponymy Commission of Azerbaijani Parliament elected
Twitter removes accounts linked to Egypt, Saudi Arabia, other countries
Putin prolongs non-working week until April 30 as part of Russia's COVID-19 response
EU will avoid medicine shortage, industry chief says
Moscow’s mayor approves fines for violating quarantine rules
5 killed when truck plows into cars at checkpoint in southern Turkey
Azerbaijan’s First vice-president shares post regarding April battles
Trump says China's coronavirus numbers seem "on the light side"
British Airways could suspend 36,000 employees
UK death toll surges by another 569 to 2,921
Heydar Aliyev Foundation starts “Your life is precious! Stay at home, Azerbaijan!” social project - VIDEO
Saudi Arabia imposes 24-hour curfew in Mecca and Medina
OSCE PA: We firmly support work of the OSCE MG Co-Chairs
Russian MFA comments on incident, occurred on Armenian-Azerbaijani border
Azerbaijani MES recommends to follow requirements of personal hygiene regarding coronavirus danger - VIDEO
Azerbaijan Naval Forces conducted tactical exercises - VIDEO
Situation outside NYC hospital as coronavirus cases in US soar - Video
Slogan of President Ilham Aliyev “We are strong together” at the Flame Towers! - VIDEO
Azerbaijan commemorates Khojaly genocide - PHOTOSESSION
14 years pass since establishment of the Ministry of Emergency Situations: They always come to your aid in any difficult moments - PHOTOSESSION - VIDEO
First Vice-President Mehriban Aliyeva attended opening ceremony of rebuilt Azerbaijan pavilion at Exhibition of Achievements of National Economy in Moscow - UPDATED
Open Doors Day and the military oath-taking ceremony were held on the occasion of the State Flag Day
An exhibition that also presents President Ilham Aliyev's photo opened in Moscow
Azerbaijan confirms 41 new cases of coronavirus
Starting March 31 citizens to be banned from leaving homes in Azerbaijan amid coronavirus threat