She is a current member of Milli Mejlis (National Parliament) since 2000, a member of the Scientific and Educational Committee.
She has been a Director of the Institute of Oriental Studies of ANAS Since 1997.
Govkhar Bakhshali gyzy Bakshaliyeva was born on November 26, 1954 in Barda. She graduated from Faculty of Oriental Studies of Azerbaijan State University. She is the author of 3 monographs, 5 books, 90 scientific and journalistic articles.