Azerbaijan Milli Majlis chairman Ogtay Asadov has addressed Wednesday the 3rd World Conference of Speakers of Parliament in Geneva, Milli Majlis website reports.
In his speech, Asadov said the world community faces such problems as terrorism, separatism, human trafficking, illegal drug trade, climate change, food and energy security. He added these problems could only be settled through joint efforts of world countries.
The Azerbaijani speaker said ensuring democracy was necessary for solution of problems. He added it was impossible to think of democracy without parliaments.
Asadov also stressed the importance of interparliamentary ties, particularly the parliamentary diplomacy.
On the sidelines of the conference, the Azerbaijani speaker met his Croatian counterpart Luka Bebić to discuss how to develop interparliamentary ties.
The sides noted the two countries` parliaments could play important role in development of bilateral cooperation in economic, tourism, cultural and other spheres.
The 3rd World Conference of Speakers of Parliament culminated in the adoption of a Declaration.