Azerbaijan, Baku, 18 November / Trend corr I.Alizade / A delegation, which will represent Azerbaijan at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Turkic speaking countries, has been specified.
The first meeting of the Interparliamentary Council of the Turkic speaking countries took place in Antalya city of Turkey on 20 and 21 February. A protocol of intention was signed to establish the Parliamentary Assembly of the Turkic speaking countries. Representatives of Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan did not participate in the meeting.
A meeting of the parliamentary speakers of the Turkic speaking countries will take place in Istanbul on 20 and 21 November. Establishment of the Parliamentary Assembly will be discussed and agreement will be signed at the meeting. The Azerbaijani delegation under Asadov's leadership will take part in the meeting.
According to Alasgarov, the delegation includes the Chairman of the parliamentary permanent commission for human rights Rabiyyat Aslanova, the Chairman of the parliamentary permanent commission for law policy and state establishment, Ali Huseynov, the Chairman of the parliamentary permanent commission for culture affairs Nizami Jafarov, MPs Rafael Jabrayilov, Farhad Garibov and Rovshan Rzayev.
The parliamentary speakers of the Turkic speaking countries will lead delegations at the Assembly, he stressed.
"Seven representatives from each country will represent at the newly established Parliamentary Assembly. One of them will lead delegation and six will be MPs. Chairmanship at the Assembly will be realized in line with rotation rule in alphabetic order. Turkey will be the first chairman country," Alasgarov said.
It is planned to hold meetings of the Parliamentary Assembly at least twice a year and to elect chairman at every meeting, the head of the Secretariat said. Meetings will take place in the chairing country.
"Decision will be made unanimously through consensus at the new organization. If any country is against of the discussed issue, a decision will not be made on this matter," Alasgarov said.
According to Alasgarov, it has been preliminary agreed that secretariat of the organization will be located in Turkey. However, official Ankara has not yet fully agreed on this matter. Turkey demands finance to maintain secretariat, Alasgarov said.
"However, big financing is not required, as the secretariat will not include many employees. Azerbaijan insists on the secretariat of the Assembly to be located in Turkey and other countries support this proposal," he said.
Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan have not yet made their decision to take part in the meeting in Istanbul to establish the Parliamentary Assembly of the Turkic speaking countries and participation of these countries in the meeting remains undecided, Alasgarov said.
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