Region: Europe

Speaker of the Azgayin Zhogov (National Assembly of Armenia), Mr. Alen Simonyan, and the Speaker of the Milli Mejlis (National Assembly of Azerbaijan), Ms. Sahiba Gafarova meet at IPU HQ on 16 May 2024

IPU hosts 2nd round of bilateral talks between Speakers of Armenia and Azerbaijan

The IPU facilitated a second round of high-level parliamentary talks between Armenia and Azerbaijan today, offering its good offices to the delegations. IPU Secretary General Martin Chungong welcomed the Speaker of the Azgayin Zhogov (National Assembly of Armenia), Mr. Alen Simonyan, and the Speaker of the Milli Mejlis (National Assembly of Azerbaijan), Ms. Sahiba Gafarova, […]

Martin Chungong welcomes Alen Simonyan and Sahiba Gafarova to the IPU.

IPU offers its good offices to Armenia and Azerbaijan on eve of 148th Assembly

The IPU today hosted high-level delegations from Armenia and Azerbaijan on the eve of the IPU’s 148th Assembly, which takes place from 23-27 March in Geneva, Switzerland. IPU President Tulia Ackson and IPU Secretary General Martin Chungong welcomed to IPU headquarters the Armenian delegation, led by the Speaker of the Azgayin Zhogov (National Assembly), Mr. Alen […]

Delegation with Albanian Speaker

UK delegation consolidates cooperation with Albania on issues of common concern

Across the week commencing 26 February, a BGIPU delegation of UK Members of Parliament visited Albania to strengthen bilateral Parliamentary links. Consisting of Matthew Offord (Conservative), Tan Dhesi (Labour), Baroness Blackstone (Labour), and Baroness Bonham-Carter (Liberal Democrat), and supported by Holly Sloan from the BGIPU, the delegation sought to promote greater cooperation between the Government […]

The 148th IPU Assembly will be held in Geneva, Switzerland from 23-27 March 2024. This is the first time in almost six years that the IPU’s biannual Assembly will be held in Geneva.

IPU Assembly to focus on pathways to peace through parliamentary diplomacy

The 148th IPU Assembly will be held in Geneva, Switzerland from 23-27 March 2024. This is the first time in almost six years that the IPU’s biannual Assembly will be held in Geneva. Hundreds of parliamentarians from around the world are expected to attend the Assembly to address the theme Parliamentary diplomacy: Building bridges for peace and […]

Delegation with Tim Loughton MP on the Parliament Terrace

Delegation from Greece discuss climate, defence and interparliamentary cooperation

From 29-31 January 2024, BGIPU hosted a delegation from the Hellenic Parliament. The delegation was led by Mr. Dimitris Avramopoulos accompanied by the Mr. Stavros Kalafatis, Mr. Christos Dermentzopoulos, Mrs. Dionysia Avgerinopoulou, Mr. Symeon Kedikoglou and Panagiotis Doudonis. The delegation began their visit with a tour of the Palace provided by Tim Loughton MP. He […]

BGIPU Chair, Dame Karen Bradley DBE MP, pictured in October 2023 congratulating the newly elected IPU President and Speaker of Tanzania, Dr Tulia Ackson MP.

BGIPU Chair Rt Hon Karen Bradley MP receives Damehood from HM King Charles III

BGIPU Chair, Rt Hon Karen Bradley MP has been honoured with a Damehood for public and political service by HM King Charles III. Karen has been MP for the Staffordshire Moorlands since 2010 and has served under different Prime Ministers as a Government Whip, Minister in the Home Office, Culture Secretary and Secretary of State […]