The PABSEC Participation in the 5th Coordination Meeting of the Parliamentary Assemblies, Istanbul, 8 May 2024

On 8 May 2024, Mr. Asaf Hajiyev, PABSEC Secretary General, and Mr. Daniel Dulca, PABSEC Deputy Secretary General, took part in the 5th Coordination Meeting of the Parliamentary Assemblies, which was organized in Istanbul by the Program Office of the UN Office for Counter-Terrorism (UNOCT) with the support of the Shura Council of the State Qatar and in cooperation with the Chairman of the Coordination Mechanism - OSCE PA.

The event was attended by representatives of parliaments and parliamentary assemblies: the Arab Parliament, the Arab Inter-Parliamentary Union, the African Parliamentary Union, the Andean Parliament, the Asian Parliamentary Assembly, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, the Parliament of the Economic Community of West African States, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Mediterranean, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation, Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, Parliamentary Union of Member States of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (PUIC), Parliamentary Assembly of the Turkic States, etc.

The purpose of the Fifth Coordination Meeting was to review current trends in terrorism and extremism in the region; consideration of relevant initiatives of parliamentary assemblies in cooperation with UNOCT, exchange of information on work in 2024. During the meeting, an official presentation of the Parliamentary Handbook on the implementation of UN Security Council Resolution 1373 took place.

In his speech, the PABSEC Secretary General, Mr. Asaf Hajiyev, emphasized the need to eliminate the root causes of terrorism and the importance of combating corruption. Mr. Hajiyev emphasized that terrorism cannot be a problem of only one state or region and that it is necessary to unite the efforts of the international community to effectively combat it. In this context, he underlined the importance of inter-parliamentary cooperation and parliamentary diplomacy, as well as the fact that the Black Sea should not separate, but unite countries to achieve common goals and objectives.