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Pak delegation off to Baku for first trilateral meeting of Speakers

July 27, 2021

ISLAMABAD: A 14-member parliamentary delegation under the chairmanship of Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser on Monday headed for Baku, Azerbaijan, to attend the first trilateral meeting of the Speakers of Parliaments of Azerbaijan, Pakistan and Turkey.

This visit is on the invitation of Speaker of Mili Majlis of Azerbaijan, Sahiba Gafarova, for participation in the first trilateral meeting of Speakers to be held from 26 to 31st July 2021. The formation of the trilateral platform was the idea of the Speaker of Mili Majlis of Azerbaijan Sahiba Gafarova and it was endorsed by Speakers of Pakistan and Turkey as a symbol of cordial relations. The meeting will be preceded by a meeting of the Executive Committee of the Speakers of three Parliaments on 27th July 2021 to deliberate upon enhancing regional cooperation and connectivity. The content of ‘Baku Declaration’ and determining the venue of the second trilateral meeting would also be made during committee meetings.

Apart from participating in the first trilateral meeting, the Pakistan Parliamentary delegation will have meetings with Azeri delegations and sign Memorandum of Understanding on Inter-Parliamentary Cooperation.

The Speaker National Assembly Asad Qaiser will also highlight the issue of Indian Illegally Occupied Jammu and Kashmir during the visit. The Pakistani Parliamentary delegation comprises MNAs Sahibzada Sibghatullah, Saleh Muhammad, Saif Ur Rehman , Shuakat Ali, Ms Munaza Hussain, Murtaza Javed Abbasi, Fazal Muhammad Khan, Raja Khurram Shahzad Nawaz, Dr. Aisha Ghaus Pasha, Syed Mustafa Mehmood, Syed Hussain Tariq, Usama Qadri and Ms Naz Baloch.