Azay Guliyev (Azerbaijan) was elected Vice-Chair of the General Committee on Political Affairs and Security at the Istanbul Annual Session in 2013 and has been re-elected twice.
A member of his national parliament since 2005, Guliyev currently serves on the Permanent Committee on State Building and Legislative Policy and is the author of his country's law on civic participation. He also heads the Azerbaijan-Romania Inter-parliamentary Working Group and is a member of several other working groups promoting Azerbaijan's bilateral relations with various countries. Since 2008, he has also served as Chair of the Council on State Support to NGOs.
Guliyev has been a member of Azerbaijan's OSCE PA Delegation since 2005 and has participated in election observation missions to Belarus, Georgia, Romania, Russia, Serbia, the United Kingdom and Ukraine.