Ilyas Umakhanov: Moscow-Baku relations go from strength to strength
Interparliamentary relations between Azerbaijan and Russia have gone from strength to strength, the Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation Ilyas Umakhanov said, speaking with the correspondent of Vestnik Kavkaza about the prospects of cooperation between the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation and the Milli Majlis of the Azerbaijan Republic.
"Our relations have gone from strength to strength, including our coordination of work at international parliamentary sites, especially in the Inter-Parliamentary Union, the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly and a number of other formats," Ilyas Umakhanov said, stressing that yet the bilateral agenda is the most significant in the contacts of the legislative bodies of the two states.
"We can rightly say that the Inter-Parliamentary Commission of the Federal Assembly and the Milli Majlis of Azerbaijan is an example of active and productive cooperation, which focuses on the concerns of the citizens of our country and require legislative support from the parliaments of the two countries," the Deputy Chairman of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly explained.
"We have taken such a practice of the Azeri platform, when every new session begins with a summing up of what has been done in the previous period, as a basis. This year we plan to hold a meeting in Russia since the previous one was in Azerbaijan. We are moving forward, including in the framework of the anniversary events, which are coming in Azerbaijan and the Russian Federation in connection with the parliamentary dates, but also there are a number of other topics related to humanitarian cooperation, in particular, anniversary of Rasul Gamzatov," Ilyas Umakhanov said.
"If we return to the subject of mutual support in the international markets, we coordinate our joint efforts and actions, especially since position of the Russian Federation and Azerbaijan coincide on the absolute majority of international problems. It was also fixed during regular consultations and negotiations between our presidents," the senator concluded.