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Canada-Azerbaijan Interparliamentary Group Established


On November 22 on the Parliament Hill the Canada-Azerbaijan Interparliamentary Group was established. Senators and House of Commons members were invited by Liberal MP Yasmin Ratansi to attend the inauguration meeting. In her opening remarks Ms. Ratansi underlined the importance of interpaliamentary dialogue for bilateral political and trade relations. She called for more active involvement of Canadian business in Azerbaijan.


Ambassador of Azerbaijan Fakhraddin Gurbanov also attended the event. In his speech Mr. Gurbanov expressed his appreciation to Senators and MPs for their support and stressed that the cooperation between two parliaments will help Azerbaijan to improve its legislative institution and to contribute in the further development of Canada-Azerbaijan relationship. He said that the Embassy and Azerbaijani community will work with the group to make it active and productive. MPs adopted the constitution of the Group and elected executives.


So far, the group's membership is made up of 12 members of parliament and four senators.