Equal distribution of incomes, fair budget and democratic elections are the combination of providing successful development of Azerbaijan, Madeleine Albright, former U.S. Secretary of State, sated to a roundtable вЂ�
WomenвЂ™s participation in elections processesвЂ™ organized by Baku Office of the U.S. National Democracy Institute.
Albright said that Azerbaijan was a rapidly developing country with large prospects, while here also exist difficulties in other countries.
В"Azerbaijan is lucky, as it has oil wealth and there is progress, operative health system and firm stability,вЂќ she underscored. Right use of the budget funds and loyalty to the superiority of the law will enable to develop the democratic institutes in Azerbaijan.
The same time Albright Рњdrew attention to the formation of elections commissions in the country. The Central Elections Commission (CEC) is an independent body, she stressed.
В"It would be very important to know how the Azerbaijani authorities prepare for the forthcoming elections, while the opinion of the opposition is also important,вЂќ Albright noted.
The CEC is a guarantee for holding fair and open elections in any country of the world. В"It is essential to be able to use the CEC in the right way,В" Albright summarized.
Touching upon the allocation of quotes for women in the Azerbaijani parliament, the Secretary of State stated that every country itself selects the way of development.
Answering the questions Albright said that the NDI will hence promote the development of democracy in Azerbaijan. В"The NDI does not distinguish between the political forces in Azerbaijan and carries out work with all parties in the country,В" she underlined.
Albruight was appointed a member of the National Security Council at President CarterвЂ™s Administration in 1978 and was answerable for public relations. In 1993 Albright took the post of US permanent representative at the UN, while from 1996 to 2000 she worked as Secretary of State at PresidentвЂ™s ClintonвЂ™s Administration. From January 2001 she is the head of the Board of Directors of US National Democracy Institute.