PACE to Hold Urgent Discussions on Crisis in Armenia

Politics Materials 14 April 2008 15:41 (UTC +04:00)
PACE to Hold Urgent Discussions on Crisis in   Armenia

France, Strasburg, 14 April / Trend corr. A.Maharramli / PACE spring session will hold urgent discussion on the crisis that has occurred in Armenia after the presidential elections, MP Samad Seidov, head of the Azerbaijani Delegation to PACE, stated to journalists on 14 April.

PACE Bureau considered the crisis, which occurred after the presidential elections in Armenia on 18 February, between the Authorities and opposition and death of 28 oppositionists. This is a serious issue and it should be discussed, Seidov stated.

MP noted that discussions on any issue connected with a dialogue between Government and opposition in Azerbaijan are held with the participation of NGO representatives, which has not happened in Armenia. Discussion of the crisis in Armenia, which caused death of 28 people and announcement of emergency situation in the country, in PACE is very significant, as it may demonstrate rejection of the principals of double standards towards Armenia and Azerbaijan, Seidov stated.

The situation in Armenia has also been included in the agenda of PACE spring session, which started in Strasburg on 14 April.