US vows commitment to co-op with Azerbaijan regardless of next parliament’s make-up
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 29
By Anakhanum, Khidayatova - Trend:
Elections are critical part of any well-functioning democracy and the US is paying close attention to preparations for Azerbaijan's Nov. 1 parliamentary elections, says Robert Cekuta, the US ambassador to Azerbaijan.
"Regardless of the make-up of the next Azerbaijani parliament, the United States will remain committed to our bilateral cooperation toward achieving the brightest possible future for Azerbaijan," he told Trend Oct. 29.
The ambassador further said he hopes that newly selected representatives in the parliament will share that commitment as well.
Azerbaijan will hold parliamentary election Nov. 1. As many as 769 MP candidates have been registered take part in the election.
Earlier, Azerbaijan's Central Election Commission accredited 465 observers from 36 international structures to observe the Nov. 1 election. Missions representing 53 countries will also be involved in the election observation.