Date: 26 November 2016 14:46
Baku, November 26 AZERTAC
The 45th plenary session of the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly of CIS member nations has ended in Sankt Petersburg, Russia.
Chairperson of the Federation Council of the Federal Assembly of the Russian Federation Valentina Matviyenko highlighted the activity of the inter-parliamentary assembly.
Chairman of the Committee on Regional Affairs of Azerbaijan`s Parliament MP Arif Rahimzade delivered a speech at the event.
The Interparliamentary Assembly of Member Nations of the Commonwealth of Independent States (IPA CIS) was created on 27 March 1992. In 1995, the session of the Council of the CIS Heads of State held in Minsk, Belarus consolidated the status of IPA CIS as a fully-fledged international organization. On 26 May 1995 CIS leaders signed the Convention on the Interparliamentary Assembly of Member Nations of the Commonwealth of Independent States eventually ratified by nine CIS parliaments. Under the terms of the Convention, the IPA CIS was invested with international legitimacy.