Azerbaijan Demands Discussion of Report on Nagorno-Karabakh Developed by OSCE Parliamentary Assembly

Politics Materials 14 February 2008 14:58 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, 14 February / Trend corr. I.Alizadeh / Azerbaijan has demanded a discussion on the report on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict developed by the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly.

"Within the winter session of OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, we will meet with Goran Lenmark, chairman. We will discuss submitting the report on Nagorno-Karabakh conflict developed by Lenmark, for discussion, Eldar Ibrahimov, the deputy chairman of Azerbaijani delegation to OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, stated.

Before the election of Lenmark OSCE PA had a special co-rapporteur on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Lenmark developed the report on Nagorno-Karabakh. However, the document has not been discussed so far.

Ibrahimov said that the Azerbaijani delegation to OSCE PA would include the issue of the agenda on Nagorno-Karabakh for discussion.

"Under OSCE PA rules, the report must be submitted for discussion during the meeting of the organization. However, despite of our demands OSCE PA has rejected to submit the report for discussion. The main reason for this is that the OSCE Minsk Group is engaged in the settlement of the conflict," MP added.

The winter session of OSCE PA will be held in Vienna on 21 and 22 February. The key issues for discussion include the further status of Kosovo and agreement on the usual armament forces in Europe.

The delegation headed by Bahar Muradova, the deputy chairman of Azerbaijani parliament, will represent Azerbaijan in the session. The Azerbaijani delegation includes MPs Eldar Ibrahimov, Fatah Heydarov, Rabiyat Aslanova, Azay Guliyev and Ilgar Farzaliyev, deputy head of International Relations Department of Parliament.

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