France, Strasbourg, 25 January / corr. Trend A. Maharramli/ The January session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) was constructive and normal for Azerbaijan, Samad Seyidov, the head of the Azerbaijani delegation to PACE said.
The PACE winter session held on 21 to 25 January should assessed as a honour for the Azerbaijan and as a forum where the issues concerning the country were analysed, Seyidov said in his interview to Trend.
"The representative from Azerbaijan have been appointed the vice-president of PACE due to the works carried out by Azerbaijan and the internal and foreign policy generated by the President of the country," Seyidov said who has been elected the deputy of the PACE chairman on 21 January. This post requires Azerbaijan a great responsibility and we should attach great significance to the relations with the Council of Europe, Seyidov said.
Azerbaijani MPs worked actively and addressed both the session and made speeches within the framework of the profile bodies. MP Gultekin Hajiyeva has been elected the chairman of the subcommittee on population and Ganira Pasahyeva has circulated several serious documents. Rafael Huseynov and Sabir Hajiyev have worked actively, head of the delegation said.
2008 will be very important year for Azerbaijan since presidential elections will be held and therefore the relations with PACE are of great significance, Seyidov said.