Azay Guliyev

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Azay Guliyev
Azay Əjdər oğlu Quliyev
Azay Guliyev (cropped).jpg
Born (1971-06-23) June 23, 1971 (age 51)
NationalityAzerbaijani
OccupationPolitician

Azay Guliyev (born 1971) is the Chair of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly General Committee on Economic Affairs, Science, Technology and Environment, Chair of the Silk Road Support Group within the OSCE PA, Coordinator of the Baku Parliamentary Platform for Dialogue and Cooperation, Head of Delegation of Azerbaijan to the OSCE PA and the Member of Parliament of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

Positions in the Parliament[edit]

Member of Parliament since: 2005

Political Party Affiliation: Independent

Electoral District: Binagadi, Baku

2005–present: Member of the Permanent Committee on State Building and Legislative Policy of the Parliament of Azerbaijan[1]

2005–present: Head of Azerbaijan-Romania Inter-parliamentary Working Group

2005–present: Member of the Azerbaijan-Austria, Azerbaijan-Czech Republic, Azerbaijan-Estonia, Azerbaijan-Republic of South Africa, Azerbaijan-Serbia, Azerbaijan-Switzerland, Azerbaijan-Turkey, and Azerbaijan-Uzbekistan Inter-parliamentary Working Groups.

2019–present: Member of the Azerbaijan-Germany, Azerbaijan-Italy, Azerbaijan-Spain, and Azerbaijan-the United Kingdom Inter-parliamentary Working Groups.

Current positions and activity in the OSCE PA[edit]

Starting in 2005, and remaining so to the present day, he became a member of the Delegation of Azerbaijan to the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly. He also participated in the election monitoring missions of OSCE PA in the United Kingdom, Russian Federation, Ukraine, Serbia, Georgia, Romania, and Belarus from 2005 to 2013, and, also in 2013, became the vice-chair of the General Committee on Political Affairs and Security of the OSCE PA.

In 2016 he was appointed as the Head of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly Election Observation Mission to Montenegro, and the Head of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly Election Observation Mission to the North Macedonia, both for their parliamentary elections. Also in 2016, he became the vice-president of the OSCE PA,[2][3] being later re-elected until July 2022.

In 2017, he was appointed as Special Coordinator and Leader of the short-term OSCE observer mission to Kyrgyzstan for their presidential election,[4] and became the initiator of establishment and was elected as the Chair of the Silk Road Support Group within the OSCE PA,[5] which currently consists of 27 OSCE States.

In 2020, he became the Head of the Delegation of Azerbaijan to the OSCE PA, remaining so to this day. In 2020, he was appointed as the Special Coordinator and Leader of the short-term OSCE observer mission to Albania for the parliamentary elections. In 2021–2022, he served as the OSCE PA Special Representative on South East Europe.

In 2022 he was elected as the Chair of the General Committee on Economic Affairs, Science, Technology and Environment.[6]

Principal sponsor of 4 OSCE PA Resolutions[edit]

  • 2013 - OSCE PA Resolution on “Strengthening Civil Society Institutions in the OSCE Region”[7]

The objective of the resolution is to encourage the participating states and OSCE institutions to ensure the establishment of an enabling environment for the national NGOs to grow, develop and actively participate in the decision-making process in their respective countries.

  • 2014 - OSCE PA Resolution on “Protection of Cultural Property in the OSCE Area”[8]

The objective of the resolution is to make the participating nations aware of their responsibilities to respect international conventions, and protect, preserve, and refrain from the illicit movement of properties, of high cultural and historical value, especially in the conflict areas currently under their occupation.

  • 2015 - OSCE PA Resolution on “Adherence to the Helsinki Principles in Inter-State Relations Across the OSCE Area”[9]

The objective of the resolution is to highlight the importance of adherence to the Helsinki Principles in inter-state relations, especially, concerning the protracted conflicts in the territories of Azerbaijan, Georgia, Ukraine, and Moldova and the necessity of resolution of these conflicts in accordance with provisions of international law, in particular, complying with the principles of respect for the territorial integrity, sovereignty and inviolability of the internationally recognized borders of the abovementioned States.

  • 2018 - OSCE PA Resolution on “Promoting Connectivity in the OSCE area through Development of Transport Links and Corridors, Including by Revitalizing the Ancient Silk Road” [10]

The objective of the resolution is to make a strong focus on the importance of strengthening cooperation in the scopes of trade and transport, as well as the facilitation of the relevant procedures in this regard in view of the growing significance of the multi modal north–south and east–west corridors. The resolution also highlights the great potential of the revitalization of the Great Silk Road and supports activities carried out by the Silk Road Support Group within the OSCE PA.

Other positions[edit]

Current positions:

2008–2021: Chair of the Council on State Support to NGOs under the auspices of the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan[11]

2021–present: Chair of the supervisory board of the Agency on State Support to NGOs of the Republic of Azerbaijan

Euronest Parliamentary Assembly:

2011-2014: Deputy Chairman of the Committee for Social issues, Education and Civil Society of the EURONEST Parliamentary Assembly

Member of:

1999–present: Supervisory Board of the Social Development Fund of the Internally Displaced Persons of the Republic of Azerbaijan

2001–present: Pardon Issues Commission under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan

2005–present: State Commission of the Republic of Azerbaijan on Prisoners of War, Hostages and Missing People

2005–present: Joint Working Group on Human Rights Issues in Azerbaijan

2013–present: State Commission of the Republic of Azerbaijan on cooperation with the European Union

Public activities:

1993 - 1998: Head of the “Elite” Youth Club and the “Peace and Security Union of Azerbaijani Youth”

1998 - 1999: Head of the National Council of Youth organizations of Azerbaijan Republic

1999 - 2008: President of National NGO Forum of Azerbaijan

Expert:

2001 - 2003: Expert of the Secretariat of the State Program on Poverty Reduction and Economic Development.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Üçüncü çağırış Azərbaycan Respublikası Milli Məclisinin deputatları haqqında seçildikləri tarixə olan qısa MƏLUMATLAR. meclis.gov.az (in Azerbaijani)
  2. ^ "Azay Quliyev ATƏT PA-nın vitse-prezidenti seçilib". Archived from the original on 2016-09-06. Retrieved 2017-02-01.
  3. ^ Azərbaycanlı deputatın ATƏT PA-nın vitse-prezidenti seçilməsi diplomatiyamızın nailiyyətidir
  4. ^ "Presidential Election, 15 October 2017 | OSCE".
  5. ^ "Silk Road support group established in OSCE Parliamentary Assembly".
  6. ^ "OSCE PA Annual Session closes in Birmingham with re-election of President Cederfelt and other leaders chosen for coming year".
  7. ^ "Resolution on Strengthening Civil Society Institutions in the OSCE Region". Archived from the original on 2017-12-11. Retrieved 2017-12-11.
  8. ^ "Resolution on Protection of Cultural Property in the OSCE Area". Archived from the original on 2017-12-11. Retrieved 2017-12-11.
  9. ^ "Resolution on Adherence to the Helsinki Principles in Inter-State Relations across the OSCE Area". Archived from the original on 2017-12-11. Retrieved 2017-12-11.
  10. ^ http://www.oscepa.org/documents/all-documents/annual-sessions/2018-berlin/declaration-26/3742-berlin-declaration-eng/file. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  11. ^ "Azərbaycan Respublikasının Prezidenti yanında Qeyri-Hökumət Təşkilatlarına Dövlət Dəstəyi Şurasının üzvlərinin təyin edilməsi haqqında Azərbaycan Respublikası Prezidentinin Sərəncamı". president.az (in Azerbaijani). Azərbaycan Respublikası Prezidentinin rəsmi internet saytı. 20 April 2016. Retrieved 21 April 2016.

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