Azerbaijan, Baku / Тrend corr E. Huseynov / The Speaker of Azerbaijani Parliament, Ogtay Asadov, intends to visit Strasburg from 3 to 5 October to discuss cooperation with the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), the head of Azerbaijani permanent representative delegation to the CE, Arif Mammadov, said by phone from Strasburg on 26 September.
The visit was initiated by the PACE Chairman, Rene Van der Linden. "We are developing the agenda of the visit," Mammadov said. In Strasburg the Speaker of the Azerbaijani Parliament along with the PACE chairman is expected to meet with the CE Secretary General, Terry Davis and Ago group. Cooperation between Azerbaijan and the CE, particularly livening up relations between the Milli Majlis (Azerbaijani Parliament) and PACE and implementation of Azerbaijan's obligations to the CE will be discussed at the meeting, Mammadov added.
Ogtay Asadov was elected Chairman of the Milli Majlis in November 2005 after parliamentary elections. This is his first visit to the CE as a Speaker.