Participation of Mr. Asaf Hajiyev, PABSEC Secretary General, in the Autumn Meeting of the OSCE PA, 3 – 5 October 2017, Andorra la Vella, Andorra
During 3 – 5 October 2017, Mr. Asaf Hajiyev, PABSEC Secretary General, participated in the Autumn Meeting of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE PA) in Andorra la Vella, Andorra.
The 2017 Autumn OSCE PA Meeting was held under the theme “Security in the OSCE Area: New Challenges, New Tasks” and during it, the parliamentarians exchanged their experiences and ideas related to the security in the modern world. The three-day conference brought focused debate on how to co-operatively meet common challenges, such as migration, terrorism and protracted conflicts. The meeting was addressed by Mr. Vicenç Mateu Zamora, Speaker of the Parliament of Andorra, Mrs. Christine Muttonen, President of the OSCE PA, and |Mr. Antoni Martí Petit, Prime Minister of Andorra.
In the framework of this meeting, three sessions of the Parliamentary Conference (Mediterranean Forum, Standing Committee Meeting, and Parliamentary Conference) tackled issues related to the cyber security, climate change and education.
On the 3rd October 2017, Mr. Hajiyev had a meeting with Mrs. Christine Muttonen, President of the OSCE PA, and discussed the issues of the cooperation between the OSCE PA and the PABSEC, the organization of joint events between the two Assemblies, and the procedural issues in order to obtain the Observer status for the PABSEC in the OSCE PA. Mr. George Tsereteli and Mr. Azay Guliyev, Vice-Presidents of the OSCE PA and Mr. Roberto Montella, Secretary General of the OSCE PA, also participated in this meeting.
On the 4th October 2017, PABSEC Secretary General participated in the meeting of the Silk Road Group (SRG), organized under the leadership of Mr. Azay Guliyev, Vice-President of the OSCE PA. Mr. Hajiyev underlined the importance of the Black Sea Region for the Silk Road and informed the participants about the PABSEC activities related to this project, and also about the forthcoming events which will be organized by the PABSEC.
On the 5th October 2017, Mr. Hajiyev had a meeting with Mr. Roberto Montella, Secretary General of the OSCE PA. The sides discussed a wide range of issues of common interest, and it was also considered the issue of getting the Observer status for the PABSEC in the OSCE PA.