Alexander Lukashenko met with Speaker of the Azerbaijani Parliament. The role of parliamentarians and Belarusian-Azerbaijani cooperation were discussed today at the Palace of Independence. The topics that were voiced at the summit of the CIS leaders in Sochi were touched upon. The position of the Belarusian side is to strengthen the parliamentary dimension in the CIS and other integration structures. The task is to get rid of formalism. In general, the Inter-Parliamentary Assembly is expected to become more active. The Azerbaijani parliamentary delegation is staying in our country since Tuesday. It held negotiations with the government and the National Assembly. The guests visited industrial enterprises, including the Minsk Tractor Plant. At the beginning of the week, Minister of Defense of Azerbaijan visited our country.