Head of Azerbaijani parliamentary committee not rules out forming of Central Asian countries' PA
Azerbaijan, Baku, July 23 / Trend , A.Huseynbala/
The chairman of the Azerbaijani parliamentary committee does not rule out an opportunity of forming the Parliamentary Assembly (PA) of the Central Asian countries.
"This proposal has been put forward by an official of Canada at the PA OSCE in Vilnius," the Chairman of the Azerbaijani Parliamentary Human Rights Committee, Rabiyyat Aslanova told journalists on July 23.
But Aslanova considers unreal to form it in a short period of time.
"It is necessary to hold enlarged discussions to implement this idea. But this is an interesting fact that this proposal has been put forward not by the Central Asian countries, including Kazakhstan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, not by Azerbaijan, but by the Canadian parliamentarian. At the PA OSCE in Vilnius, the Canadian representative said his country is interested in cooperation with the Central Asian countries, as well as with Azerbaijan. The PA of the Central Asian countries or the Forum of the Central Asian parliamentarians can be formed to begin this cooperation, he believes," the parliamentarian said.
The chairman of the committee considers reasonable to form such an organization to develop cooperation. "At the session, I also noted that Azerbaijan is ready to play a role of bridge in cooperation between Canada and the Central Asian region. Therefore, I want to say that it is real to form such an organization in future," Aslanova said.