PACE Extends Period for Armenia to Fulfil Requirements to January 2009
France, Strasburg, 26 June / Trend corr A. Maharramli/ On 25 June, during discussions over Resolution on Armenia at PACE, several deputies backed extension of the period which was given to the country to fulfil recommendations reflected in the document. Parliamentarians said the period was not enough for Armenia and called on PACE to extend the term to January 2009. According to them, the current form of the Resolution must be retained till that time. The Resolution on Armenia was passed in April 2008.
"Two months are not enough to assess Armenia's fulfilment of the requirements emerging from the Resolution," said parliamentarians.
Co-rapporteurs said the steps made by Armenia to fulfil the requirements are insufficient, adding they are confident Yerevan would take relevant measures on its way to democracy. They called on PACE parliamentarians to pass the resolution as it is.
As a result, the resolution was passed with 27 changes giving time to Armenia to fulfil relevant requirements and recommendations by January 2009.
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