The Azerbaijan вЂ"America Youth Public Union established new institute Azerbaijan Youth Parliament at the expenses of the embassy of the Kingdom of Norway in Azerbaijan and U.S. International Development Agency Eurasian Fund within the project on development of election initiatives of youth. The presentation of the Youth Parliament was staged at the International Press club on 28 September, Trend reports.
The goal of the institute is protection of interests and initiatives of the youth from different regions, as well as submission of proposals and recommendations to the newly-elected Parliament. The Youth Parliament will develop a package of bids and resolutions on legislation to the Milli Majlis (Parliament) taking into consideration the needs and problems of the youth. The Youth Parliament will also organize access to the European Parliament.
Goril Jokhansen, the Deputy Norwegian Ambassador to Azerbaijan, said that participation of the youth in democratization was very significant. According to Jokhansen, officials must assist the young activists in the issue. The diplomat noted that the Youth Parliament would contribute in public-political life of the country, elections, and democratic processes.
It should be mentioned that youth organizations announced about establishment of the Azerbaijan Youth Parliament 27 September prior to it.