PACE Adopts Written Declaration on 90th Anniversary of Azerbaijan Democratic Republic
Azerbaijan, Baku, 27 June /corr. Trend E.Babayev / The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe adopted a written Declaration on 90th anniversary of Azerbaijan Democratic Republic, the member of the Azerbaijani delegation to the PACE, Ganira Pashayeva, who devised the Declaration, told Trend on 27 June.
According to the procedure, for being adopted, the written Declaration at PACE should be signed by at least 20 MPs from five countries.
Pashayeva stated that more than 20 MPs from five countries signed the Declaration, and document was adopted. The Declaration " Azerbaijan as the first Democratic Republic of the East" recalls that this year 90th anniversary of ADR will be celebrated. "ADR was the first democratic parliamentary republic in the East, and it was created in 1918. Until occupation of Azerbaijan by the Red Army, ADR lived 23 months, but it gave many rights to people. Amongst them there are right of women to vote, freedom of press and others, while neither in the East nor in the West the women had the right to elect and to be elected, but in 1918 women was given the right to elect and to be elected," the Declaration says.
The document says that ADR and its Parliament that realized in 1918 the values, which are today realized in Europe, provided all freedoms to people.
The declaration says that considering all these, the Council of Europe highly assesses the role of ADR.
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