“We highly appreciate the fact that Sahiba Gafarova in the capacity of Chairman of the Azerbaijani Parliament makes one of her initial official visits to Russia”, said chairman of Russia’s Federation Council Valentina Matvienko during her meeting with Chairman of the Azerbaijani Parliament S. Gafarova, APA’s Moscow correspondent reports.
“This is a sign of respect and a very good intention from the viewpoint of continuation of the existing close relations between the Russian parliament and the Azerbaijani Parliament. Azerbaijan has been a strategic partner for us and remains as such. Undoubtedly, the inter-parliamentary cooperation plays important role in establishment of inter-state relations. We have been waiting for your visit and attach great significance to this. I think this meeting is a good opportunity in terms of setting the clocks on the agenda of bilateral relations in the framework of the inter-parliamentary dialogue, discussion of the disturbing international problems, the future development of the inter-parliamentary cooperation”, V. Matvienko stressed.