International parliamentary cooperation: A historico-political perspective
Nayimov Otabek Mardonovich
This article analyzes historical and political aspects of the emergence and growth of the global inter-parliamentary cooperation. The author attempts to cover major historical periods and political preconditions for the rise of ideals of parliamentarism, as well as the role of international parliamentary institutions in spreading and deepening inter-parliamentary contacts as inseparable part of contemporary international relations. The special focus is given to the importance of parliament as an instrument of foreign and international policy and the growing impact of parliamentary diplomacy in addressing political disputes and conflicts between states.