Baku, Azerbaijan, June 24
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, who is on a working visit in France, has met with President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) Anne Brasseur in Strasbourg.
PACE President Anne Brasseur welcomed Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev.
The head of state signed the guestbook of the Council of Europe.
The parties discussed the current state and prospects of cooperation between Azerbaijan and PACE.
The parties also exchanged views over the work done in the fields of human rights and democratization in Azerbaijan, as well as the events to be arranged under Azerbaijan's presidency of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe.
On the same day, President Aliyev met with Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjorn Jagland in Strasburg.
They discussed the priority issues during Azerbaijan's presidency of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe.
President Ilham Aliyev spoke of democratic development processes and reforms carried out in this field in Azerbaijan in recent years.
The parties exchanged views over the issues related to the settlement of the Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
Ilham Aliyev also met with president of the European Court of Human Rights Dean Spielmann in Strasbourg.
President of the European Court of Human Rights Dean Spielmann welcomed President Ilham Aliyev.
The parties discussed the issues related to cooperation between Azerbaijani law enforcement agencies and the European Court of Human Rights.