Armenian Attempts to Discuss So-called Armenian Genocide' at CE Committee of Ministers will Fail

Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict Materials 19 December 2006 14:30 (UTC +04:00)

MP Rafael Huseynov, the Azerbaijan parliamentary representative to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) rules out all hopes that the issue of so-called Armenian genocide' will be included in the agenda of the Council of Europe. The CE does not back the conclusion of such vulnerable issue in the agenda, he said in talks with Trend.

MP Huseynov is currently participating in a meeting of the CE Committee of Ministers in Strasbourg.

The Armenian delegation made a written appeal to the CE Committee of Ministers with request to include the so-called Armenian genocide' to the agenda of the next session of the Committee scheduled for January 17, 2007.

The Azerbaijan delegate noted that even in April 2001 the Armenian lobby developed a definite document on the recognition of the so-called Armenian genocide'. The document was developed by the Armenian lobby and Armenian representation in France. We, the Azerbaijan delegation then led by current President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, immediately replied them and developed a document. It reflected the real genocide acts committed against Azerbaijan and the document was undersigned by the CE Secretary General, Terry Davis. This document blocked the document developed by Armenians, he said.

MP Huseynov said that the Azerbaijan Delegation has a document confirming the Armenian genocide act committed against Azerbaijanis. It means that at least the document by submitted Armenians will not pass for the sake balance and the issue will not be raised in this session of the Committee of Ministers. Over the past few years the Armenian attempts all fail and it will fail this time too, he said.