The Executive Council of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Economic Co-operation Organisation had a meeting on 17 May on the margins of the Third General Conference of the PA, the Press and Public Relations Department of the Milli Majlis told APA .
Chairman of both the PAECO and the National Assembly of Pakistan Raja Pervaiz Ashraf opened the meeting; he thanked Azerbaijan for hosting the event and greeted the leaders and members of the participating parliamentary delegations of Azerbaijan, Turkey, Pakistan, Iran, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. The PAECO chairman turned to its history; he also praised the work done and the achievements made so far and stressed the importance of the matters tabled at the previous general conferences.
Then, Chairman of Pakistan’s National Assembly Raja Pervaiz Ashraf turned the chairmanship of the PAECO to Chair of Azerbaijan’s Milli Majlis Sahiba Gafarova.
Sahiba Gafarova welcomed the meeting participants in her turn and expressed her gratitude to Raja Pervaiz Ashraf for the effective work done so far before stating her confidence that the forthcoming conference would prove fruitful. The agenda adoption was followed by that of the report on the PAECO Second General Conference as well as the programme and agenda of the PAECO Third General Conference. organisational issues were considered as well.
They elected the PAECO Deputy Chairman and decided on the venue and date of the next conference.
Speaker Sahiba Gafarova let it be known that the leaders of the attending parliamentary delegations were going to go to Shusha tomorrow. They will travel to Shusha by the Victory Road laid in a short time and, once in Shusha, will become acquainted with the outcomes of the building and rebuilding work carried out in the town that is the cultural capital of Azerbaijan and the Cultural Capital of the Turkic World in 2023.
And with that, the meeting of the PAECO Executive Council came to an end.
Azerbaijan takes over the chairmanship of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Economic Cooperation Organization (PA ECO ), said the speaker of the Milli Majlis Sahiba Gafarova, APA reports.
She said that after the III General Conference of the PA ECO, the organization's chairmanship passed to Azerbaijan: “Azerbaijan will make appropriate efforts to strengthen the activities of the ECO PA during its chairmanship. Azerbaijan is interested in developing bilateral and multilateral relations with member countries of this organization.