International Parliamentarians Congress

International Parliamentarians' Congress

Connecting Parliamentarians

A delegation from IPC was invited by the Chairman of Milli Majlis of Azerbaijan/Vice President of International Parliamentarians Congress IPC Ms. Sahiba Gafarova to participate in the first Baku conference of the Non-Aligned Movement Parliamentary Network, which began on Thursday in Baku, Azerbaijan, with the participation of several Speakers of Parliament from NAM member states. The IPC delegation included Secretary General Senator Sitara Ayaz and Assistant Secretary General Ijlal Ali Khan, headed by Senator Sitara Ayaz went on a three-day visit to Azerbaijan-Baku.
On day 1, at the opening session of the Baku Conference, IPC delegation met with various Parliamentarians and international organizations. They shared the role of IPC and the importance of working mutually on the goal of the NAM Parliamentary Network together which is “Boosting the role of national parliaments in promoting global peace and sustainable development”.
Day 2 of the BAKU Conference started with the speeches of multiple Parliamentarians sharing their experience of the conference and the specific role to work toward sustainable development. NAM Parliamentary Network gave an opportunity to Senator Sitara Ayaz Secretary General IPC to share her views thus she stated, “International parliamentary conferences play an essential role in highlighting global issues and curbing global challenges”. The networks like NAM also play a major role in attaining cooperation across borders and spreading sustainable development. IPC is keen to join hands with NAM Parliamentary Network to attain peace and bring developmental progression around the world. She added that IPC and NAM have mutual goals to resolve the global issue and work towards bringing peace and enhancing global interaction.
IPC’s participation in the conference is a vital step to promoting peace, prosperity, and development and eliminating global challenges with the support of Member states and their parliamentarians and collectively achieving sustainable development globally. As a result of the participation, IPC received a membership growth and 30 Parliamentarians from different countries become members of IPC.
The NAM Parliamentary Network was established on the sidelines of the 143rd General Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, held in Madrid. It aims to provide a framework for cooperation between the parliaments of NAM member states, with the participation of several other international organizations.

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