The message reads, in part:
“The Assembly holds a prominent place in the system of Commonwealth bodies and is an effective and much needed organisation for multilateral interaction.
The exchange of best practices between lawmakers from our countries helps to boost the effectiveness of legal regulation at the national level and create conditions for promoting integration processes. In recent years, the Interparliamentary Assembly has managed to do a great deal for developing mutually beneficial cooperation in the economic, social and humanitarian areas, as well as in overcoming the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Importantly, the Assembly continues making an important contribution to the task of mobilising collective efforts in the fight against terrorism, drug trafficking, transnational crime, and other threats and challenges to international security. The systemic involvement of Assembly representatives in monitoring CIS elections helps in full measure to implement the principles of fair representation and democratic, free voting.
I am confident that today’s anniversary plenary session will also be constructive and useful and will facilitate further intensification of joint work on the part of our parliamentarians.”