"Declaration signed by the presidents of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Azerbaijan emphasizes that our inter-parliamentary relations should be developed," said Chairman of the State Duma of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation Vyacheslav Volodin while receiving by the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev on September 26, APA reports.
"Our relations are developing in many ways thanks to you and our President. The Declaration on Allied Interaction has been signed. This is a very serious level achieved on the basis of a truly strategic partnership. That is why it is extremely important that we develop inter-parliamentary relations. We have talked about this. The pandemic has really disrupted our plans. If we talk about our inter-parliamentary interaction, the meetings, dialogue and communication form the basis of this activity. Of course, all this was done in the form of video conferencing. This format was the main one. But if there are no direct conversations, it is difficult to talk about the development of relations as in the mode of videoconferencing. Therefore, as soon as the situation related to the pandemic began to ease, we took advantage of this opportunity and agreed with our colleagues to meet and discuss the development of our relations. Because the Declaration signed by the presidents of the Russian Federation and the Republic of Azerbaijan emphasizes that our inter-parliamentary relations should be developed. Therefore, we will discuss communication formats and new approaches in order to make a tangible contribution to addressing the issues of legislation and those discussed at the level of the heads of state," he noted.