US Deputy Secretary of State Meets with Azerbaijani Opposition Leaders
Azerbaijan, Baku, 27 June / Trend corr. E.Babayev / On 27 June, David Cremer, the United States Deputy Secretary of State on Democracy, Human Rights and Labour issues, discussed the election situation in Azerbaijan in the meeting with opposition leaders.
"The meeting was focused on the current democratic processes development in the region and Nagorno-Karabakh conflict," MP Igbal Agazade, Chairman of the opposition Umid party, told Trend .
The dialogue regarding democracy was launched between Azerbaijan and the United States today. The delegation from the United States is headed by Deputy Secretary of State on Democracy, Human Rights and Labour issues. The key topic of the discussions is the situation in election and media spheres in the country.
The dialogue on democracy between the United States and Azerbaijan was started from December 2006. Within the framework of the process the Azerbaijani Foreign Minister paid a visit to Washington in March 2007. In August 2007, a teleconference was implemented between the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry and the United States Department of State.
According to Agazade, development of democracy in Azerbaijan is a priority issue for the United State. Azerbaijani opposition representatives proposed the United State to follow carefully over the election situation in the country. Participation of Azerbaijani opposition in the presidential elections issue was not touched upon in the meeting.
The opposition representatives -Isa Gambar from Musavat party, Ali Karimli from Popular Front Party, Lala Shovkat from Liberal party, Sabir Rustamkhanli from Cirtizen Solidarity party, Ilyas Ismaylov from Adalat party and Igbal Agazade fromUmid party participated in the meeting with Cremer.
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