Parliament of Azerbaijan Approves Conception on Co-operation of CIS Countries in Fighting against Terrorism
Azerbaijan, Baku, 13 June /corr. Trend I.Alizade / The Parliament of Azerbaijan approved the Conception of CIS on combating terrorism and other forcible occurrence of extremism. "Azerbaijan joined the document with special opinion. The special opinion is to add to Conception a new item preventing support to separatism as one of the most dangerous occurrences of separatism," the Vice Speaker, Chairman of Azerbaijan Parliament's Standing Commission on Security and Defence, Ziyafet Askerov, said at the Parliament's meeting on 13 June.
The meeting of the Parliament on 13 June focused on confirmation of the Conception of CIS countries on combating terrorism and other forcible occurrence of extremism.
The First Vice Speaker said that Azerbaijan coordinated its special opinion with GUAM countries ( Georgia, Ukraine and Moldova) and these countries joined the document with special opinion. "Each of these four countries suffer extremism," he said.
The CIS member-countries have problems of ethical character - Nagorno-Karabakh in Azerbaijan, Abkhazia and South Ossetia in Georgia, Transnistria in Moldova.
Askerov said that the Conception of co-operation of the CIS countries in fighting against terrorism and extremism reflects system of views and goals, responsibility and principles of co-operation.
The document was signed in August 2005.
In addition, the Parliament approved 2008-2010 program of CIS countries on combating terrorism and other forcible occurrence of extremism. Azerbaijan joined this document with special comment as well. The comment says that Azerbaijan refuses to bring all its legislation on fighting against terrorism and extremism into conformity with the legislations of other CIS countries.
"We are an independent country and we will ourselves decide with what country's legislation to harmonize our laws," Aleskerov said.
The Parliament approved the Conception and program.
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