On March 29, Speaker of the Milli Majlis Sahiba Gafarova met with the First Lady of the Republic of Turkey, Emina Erdogan, as part of her visit to the United States of America.
According to the information given to APA by the Milli Majlis, Sahiba Gafarova expressed her satisfaction with the meeting with Amina Erdogan and participation in the high-level event held at the United Nations at the initiative of the First Lady of Turkey.
In the conversation, the chairman of the Milli Majlis said that environmental protection is one of the biggest global challenges in the modern era.
He said that the "Zero waste" initiative put forward by Emina Erdogan in 2017 was supported at the global level in the form of a resolution of the UN General Assembly in December 2022, and said that it is of great importance in terms of protecting the world and passing it on to future generations in a better way. noted that he supports the draft resolution.
The Speaker emphasized that Azerbaijan's First Vice President Mehriban Aliyeva signed the "Declaration on Global Commitment to Zero Waste for the World, Our Common Home" in a meeting with Amina Erdogan within the framework of the IX Summit of the Organization of Turkic States held in Samarkand, Uzbekistan.
Sahiba Gafarova once again expressed deep condolences to the families and relatives of the victims of the terrible earthquake that took place in Turkey on February 6 and killed tens of thousands of people, as well as to the brotherly people of Turkey, and wished the injured a speedy recovery.
He expressed confidence that under the leadership of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey will successfully and soon eliminate the severe consequences of this earthquake.
The chairman of the Milli Majlis noted that Azerbaijan and Turkey are always by each other's side in both happy and sad days, and that our people and our state spared no efforts in eliminating the consequences of this tragedy, and said that the Heydar Aliyev Foundation was closely involved in the aid campaign.
At the same time, Sahiba Gafarova,
During the meeting, it was emphasized that President Ilham Aliyev's visit to Turkey to show his support, and the Extraordinary Summit Meeting of Heads of State of the Organization of Turkic States on "Disaster-Emergency Management and Humanitarian Aid" was held in Ankara on March 16 at the initiative of the President of Azerbaijan.
Sahiba Gafarova spoke about the role of parliaments in strengthening relations between our countries.
He said that effective cooperation between the Azerbaijani Milli Majlis and the Grand National Assembly of Turkey is successfully developing.
In this regard, the speaker spoke about the importance of mutual visits of parliament chairmen and parliamentary delegations, and said that our deputies support each other's positions in prestigious international institutions.
The First Lady of the Republic of Turkey Emina Erdogan emphasized the successful development of friendly and brotherly relations between our countries.
Amina Erdogan highly appreciated the support of the state and people of Azerbaijan in connection with the earthquake that occurred in her country, and expressed her gratitude for the assistance provided.
The First Lady of Turkey considered it admirable that Azerbaijan was represented at a high level at the event held at the United Nations regarding the "Zero Waste" initiative.
He spoke about the importance of this initiative in protecting the environment and solving global environmental problems.
Amina Erdogan said that the bilateral and international meetings of the officials of Turkey and Azerbaijan are important in terms of further strengthening of our relations and wished peace, tranquility and prosperity to the state and people of Azerbaijan.
The first lady of Turkey, Emina Erdogan, met with the Speaker of the Milli Majlis of Azerbaijan, Sahiba Gafarova, who arrived at the Turkish House in New York within the framework of a special session held at the UN on World Zero Waste Day.
According to APA's Istanbul correspondent, A. Erdogan shared about this on his official "Twitter" account.
"We shared our experience with Zero Waste.
We agreed that environmental problems are the responsibility of all the countries of the world and that climate change should be combated.
I express my gratitude to Mrs. Gafarova for her support at the UN and to the dear people of Azerbaijan in her example," the first lady emphasized.