The chairman of the Central Election committee (CEC) Mazair Panahov received on 4 October 2005 the USAID country director for Azerbaijan Jim Gogen, assistant to the USAID deputy head on Euro-Asia Drew Lute, the USAID chairmen on Caucasus Denny Robertson, the CEC press service told Trend .
At the meeting the CEC chairman noted that USAID gave their recommendations on holding democratic elections in Azerbaijan and thanked the guests for that. Jim Gogen noted, the cooperation between CEC of Azerbaijan and USAID is at the high level. He voiced readiness to render comprehensive assistance in regard to the parliamentary elections.
The head of the Baku office of the International Foundation on Electoral Systems (IFES) Daniel Blessington reported, his institution hold workshops in 125 constituencies and the last seminar will be held in Baku in late October.
The topic of these events is connected with the requirements of the PresidentвЂ™s Decree of 11 May and the application of international standards at the elections. В"We explain to the participants at these events, that in accordance with the PresidentвЂ™s Decree the executive structures are not to interfere into the electionsвЂќ, Blessingon said.