Chair of the Milli Majlis
Sahiba Ali ghizi Gafarova
- Welcoming address
I welcome you at the website of the Milli Majlis of the Azerbaijan Republic.
The Milli Majlis that has 125 members discharges the legislative power in the Azerbaijan Republic. The tenure of parliament convocation is 5 years long.
The 6th Milli Majlis was formed consequent to the election held on 9 February 2020. Whilst the representatives of 11 political parties were elected to the unicameral parliament, the majority of the seats are occupied by the New Azerbaijan Party, which is the leading political force of the society.
There are lauded political and public figures, scientists and specialists, people of letters and other cultural luminaries amongst the MPs; 22 of the MPs are women.
The Milli Majlis has in action 15 committees, 2 commissions and the working groups for relations with the parliaments of more than 80 countries.
The Milli Majlis founded the Chamber of Accounts of the Azerbaijan Republic in order that it would oversee the parliamentary budgets.
Every year, the Milli Majlis hears the accounts, reports and information bulletins of the Cabinet of Ministers, the Chamber of Accounts, the Commissioner (ombudsman) for Human Rights, the government authority controlling the municipalities’ activities, the National Counter-Human Trade Action Co-ordinator and the government authority supervising the maintenance of the gender equality in the country.
The work of the Azerbaijani parliament is based on the principles of openness and transparency and the website that we now present to you is one manifestation of this approach. I am certain that the materials gathered on the website will help you better acquaint yourselves with the work and activities of the legislative authority of Azerbaijan.
Chair of the Milli Majlis of the Azerbaijan Republic
Doctor of Philology, Professor
Member of the New Azerbaijan Party.
Graduated with honors from the Baku Slavic University and the Azerbaijan University of Languages.
1981-2020 Senior lecturer, associated professor at the Baku Slavic University
2002-2004 Dean of the Faculty of Western languages at the Western University (Baku, Azerbaijan)
2004-2020 Vice-rector for international relations of the Baku Slavic University (pro bono during 2010-2020)
2006 Institute for Women's and Gender Studies of the Michigan University - Fulbright Student (scholarship of the US Department of State)
2010-up to date Member of the Milli Majlis of the Republic of Azerbaijan- The Fourth, Fifth and Sixth convocations
2010-2020 Member of the delegation of Azerbaijan to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE)
2012-2013 Chairperson of the Racism and Xenophobia Sub-Committee at the PACE
2014-2015 Chairperson of the Gender Equality Sub-Committee at the PACE
2015-2020 Deputy Chair of the Committee on Family, Women and Children issues of the Milli Majlis of the Republic of Azerbaijan
2015-2017 General rapporteur on violence against women, Political coordinator of the Parliamentary Network Women Free from Violence of the PACE,
2016-2018 Chair of Migration, Refugees and Displaced persons Committee of PACE and member of PACE Bureau
2018-2020 Head of the delegation of Azerbaijan to the EuroNest Parliamentary Assembly
March 10, 2020 Speaker of the Milli Majlis of the Republic of Azerbaijan
Currently: the Head of the delegations of Azerbaijan to the Non-Aligned Movement Parliamentary Network (NAM PN), Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), Inter-Parliamentary Assembly of the Member-Nations of the Commonwealth of Independent States (IPA CIS), Parliamentary Assembly of Turkic States (TURK PA) and Parliamentary Assembly of the Economic Cooperation Organization (PAECO), Parliamentary Assembly of the Association of South East Nations (AIPA).
In 2016, Prof. Dr Sahiba Gafarova was conferred by the order of H.E. Mr. Ilham Aliyev, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the honorary title of “Honored teacher” for her contribution to the development of education.
Author of a monography, several books and scientific articles.
Speaks English, Turkish and Russian languages.
Speaker of Milli Majlis Sahiba Gafarova Meets with Secretary General of Council of Europe Marija Pejčinović Burić
Speaker of the Milli Majlis Sahiba Gafarova had a meeting on 8 December with the visiting delegation led by Secretary General of the Council of Europe Marija Pejčinović Burić.
Speaker of Milli Majlis Sahiba Gafarova Meets Delegation Led by Chair of Gender Equality and Family Committee of Korean National Assembly
Chair of the Milli Majlis Sahiba Gafarova has had a meeting with a delegation led by Chair of the Gender Equality and Family Committee of the National Assembly of the Republic of Korea In-suk Kwon. The relations between our countries and legislatures were talked over at the meeting.
Speaker of Milli Majlis Sahiba Gafarova Meets with Delegation Led by Deputy Chairman of Türkiye’s Justice and Development Party
Chair of the Milli Majlis Sahiba Gafarova had a meeting on 6 December with the visiting delegation led by the MP for Istanbul and Deputy Chairman for Foreign Affairs of Türkiye‘s Justice and Development Party (AK Parti) Zafer Sırakaya.
Speaker of Milli Majlis Sahiba Gafarova Meets with Ambassadors of Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, Croatia and Greece
Chair of the Milli Majlis Sahiba Gafarova has received the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in the Republic of Azerbaijan Omar Barakat Al-Nahar.
Speaker of Milli Majlis Receives Newly-Appointed Ambassadors of Russian Federation and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Speaker of the Milli Majlis Sahiba Gafarova received the Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of Russian Federation to Azerbaijan Republic Mikhail Yevdokimov on 23 November.
Chair of the Milli Majlis Sahiba Gafarova met with a delegation led by President of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly Pia Kauma on 13 November.
Chair of the Milli Majlis Sahiba Gafarova had a meeting on 6 November with the visiting delegation led by Prime Minister of the Republic of Croatia Andrej Plenković.
Chair of the Milli Majlis Sahiba Gafarova has had a meeting with the Czech Minister of Foreign Affairs Jan Lipavský as part of her official visit to the Czech Republic.
Chair of the Milli Majlis Sahiba Gafarova has met with President of the Senate of the Czech Parliament Miloš Vystrčil.
Speaker of Milli Majlis Sahiba Gafarova Meets with Members of Czechia-Azerbaijan Inter-Parliamentary Friendship Group
Speaker of the Milli Majlis Sahiba Gafarova met with members of the Czechia-Azerbaijan Inter-Parliamentary Friendship Group as part of her official visit to the Czech Republic. There was an exchange of opinions about the relations between our countries and their parliaments at the meeting.
Speaker of the Milli Majlis Sahiba Gafarova who is in the Czech Republic on an official visit currently has met with President of the House of Deputies of the Czech Parliament Markéta Pekarová Adamová.
The parliamentary delegation led by Chair of the Milli Majlis Sahiba Gafarova have arrived in the Czech Republic on an official visit.
Speaker of the Milli Majlis Sahiba Gafarova has met with President of the Bundestag of the Federal Republic of Germany Bärbel Bas. Greeting the Chair of the Milli Majlis of Azerbaijan with sincerity, the Head of the Bundestag commented on the progress of relations between our countries and parliaments.
Speaker of Milli Majlis Sahiba Gafarova Delivers a Speech at a Reception at Azerbaijan Culture Centre in Berlin
A reception was given at the Azerbaijan Culture Centre in Berlin in honour of the official visit of the parliamentary delegation of Azerbaijan led by Speaker of the Milli Majlis Sahiba Gafarova.