The spring session of Milli Majlis (Azerbaijani Parliament) commenced on February 1st, Trend reports. Opening the meeting of the legislative body of Azerbaijan, the Speaker of Parliament, Oktay Asadov, stated that the Parliament successfully completed 2006. He stressed that he supports social-economical and other reforms happening in Azerbaijan and that significant steps have been taken to create a legislative base for these processes.
Milli Majlis fully supports the reforms held by the President of Azerbaijan. In 2006 the Parliament held 19 meetings and confirmed 94 laws, Asadov said.
Discussions began after Asadov's speech. Firstly a Member of Parliament expressed their attitude to the decision of the Tariff Council of Azerbaijan on increasing prices for energy carriers and communal services. It was stated that the decision should be assessed positively. The legislators of Azerbaijan consider that this decision will foster social-economical development of the country. In addition, the members of Parliament stressed that the President of Azerbaijan had issued a number of orders to prevent an adverse impact of the decision in the interests of the poorer layers of the public.