Vladimir Rushaylo, the chairman of the CIS Executive Committee and head of the CIS observation mission, started a visit to Azerbaijan on Monday afternoon. Rushaylo is scheduled to meet with the Azerbaijani Foreign Minister, Elmar Mammadyarov, at 15.00pm, the
Foreign Ministry told Trend.
In the second half of the day the chairman of the CIS Executive Committee will hold meetings in the Azerbaijani government and Mazahir Panahov, the chairman of the Central Elections Commission. Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev is expected to receive the guest.
The talks are expected to center on results of a meeting if the CIS heads of state due in Kazan, preparations for the forthcoming gathering of the CIS heads of governments and Council of Foreign Ministers, as well as preparations for the forthcoming parliamentary elections scheduled for 6 November in Azerbaijan. Rushaylo will participate in the official inauguration of CIS observation missions dispatched for the parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan.