The second plenary meeting of the 43rd General Assembly of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly (ASEAN PA) held on November 23 in the Kingdom of Cambodia was remembered as a significant event for Azerbaijani parliamentarism.

Thus, at the meeting, a solemn ceremony was held regarding the acceptance of the Milli Majlis of the Republic of Azerbaijan as an observer member of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Assembly.

According to the press and public relations department of the Milli Majlis, the tricolor flag of Azerbaijan was first brought to the stage during the official acceptance ceremony of the countries accompanied by Fakhri Garovul.

The Chairman of the National Assembly of the Kingdom of Cambodia, the President of the 43rd General Assembly of ASEAN PA, Akka Moha Ponhea Chakri Heng Samrin presented the relevant document to the Speaker of the Parliament of Azerbaijan, Sahiba Gafarova, regarding the admission of the Milli Majlis as an observer member of the ASEAN PA.

It should be recalled that, according to the internal regulations of the ASEAN PA, the requests of the national parliaments to obtain observer status in the organization are examined within 2-3 years, and a corresponding decision is made, but the request of the Azerbaijani Milli Majlis was given priority consideration and was immediately answered and supported.

Let us add that in addition to the Parliament of Azerbaijan, the Congress of the United States and the National Assembly of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal and the Parliament of Georgia were also accepted into the organization as observer members.

It was noted that the participation of new observer members in this organization will make an important contribution to the activities of the ASEAN PA.

After the solemn ceremony, meetings were held with the representatives of parliaments, which were accepted as new observer members to the organization.