Baku, Azerbaijan, Nov. 2
By Anakhanum Khidayatova - Trend:
Azerbaijan and the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) need to deepen bilateral cooperation, says Pedro Agramunt, Spanish diplomat, who will be heading PACE from January 2016.
Earlier, Agramunt took part in a PACE observer mission at Azerbaijan's parliamentary election held Nov. 1.
"Azerbaijan is a full member of PACE, and we have no problems in relations," said Agramunt speaking to Trend Nov. 2. "We will try to further strengthen our cooperation."
Azerbaijan held its parliamentary election Nov. 1. As many as 767 candidates ran for 125 seats in the country's parliament. The election was monitored by 503 international observers from 40 organizations and over 66,000 local observers.
Following the election, many foreign observers, analysts and experts pointed out the transparency, openness and smooth voting process at the election, as well as high voter turnout.