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23-06-2015, 10:21

Tajik upper house speaker meets NATO PA delegation


Avesta.Tj | 23.06.2015 | Tajik Upper House Speaker Mahmadsaid Ubaidulloev met here on Monday with the NATO Parliamentary Assembly (PA) delegation, led by the chairman of the assembly's Committee on the Civil Dimension of Security, an official source at the upper house of parliament said Tuesday.

During the meeting the sides discussed issues related to bilateral relations between Tajik parliamentarians and their colleagues from the NATO member nations.

Ubaidulloev drew attention of the delegation to investment hydropower projects being implemented in Tajikistan and asked them to give an unbiased assessment to Tajikistan’s achievements in the fields of economic, pluralism, democratization of society, and creation of rule-of-law and secular state.

The sides also exchanged views on the current situation in the region, latest developments in Afghanistan and ways to address modern challenges and threats.

Founded in 1955, the NATO Parliamentary Assembly (NATO PA) serves as the consultative inter-parliamentary organization for the North Atlantic Alliance.

Bringing together legislators from all the member states of the Atlantic Alliance, the NATO PA provides a link between NATO and the parliaments of its member nations.

At the same time, it facilitates parliamentary awareness and understanding of key security issues and contributes to a greater transparency of NATO policies. Crucially, it helps maintain and strengthen the transatlantic relationship, which underpins the Atlantic Alliance.

The NATO PA consists of 257 delegates from the 28 NATO member countries.

Delegates from 13 associate countries; the European Parliament, 4 regional partner and Mediterranean associate member countries, as well as parliamentary observers from 8 other parliaments, 3 inter-parliamentary assemblies also take part in its activities.