The President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), Rene Van Der Linden noted the importance of holding democratic elections in Azerbaijan with the existing Elections Code, special correspondent of Trend reports from Strasbourg.
He voiced his confidence in the democratic and transparent elections.
Speaking on the implementation of a resolution on Nagorno-Karabakh the PACE President said that it is impossible to establish peace by force, but we can establish a favorable atmosphere for the talks and organize a meeting of representatives from both countries. Major milestone is the belonging of the people residing in the occupied territory to a concrete state. It can be resolved only after the peaceable talks,вЂќ he underlined.
In reply to question whether the CE expects from the referendum on changes to the Constitution Linden said that first of all the ruling and opposition parties should hold talks and achieve an agreement. вЂњThe opinions of both sides are very important for us. The ruling party should go to talks, while the opposition parties ought to accept the proposals by the authorities If Armenia wants to be accepted to the international community, they should go to it together,вЂќ he stated.