" Azerbaijan Loyal to Democratic Principles" – PACE President
Azerbaijan, Baku, 1 July / Trend corr I. Alizade/ " Azerbaijan is loyal to its obligations to the Council of Europe regarding democracy, superiority of law and human rights," said President of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) Luis Maria de Puig, who arrived in Baku in the early morning of 1 July with a 3-day visit. In the Baku Airport Puig said the purpose of his visit is to negotiate fulfilment of Resolution on Azerbaijan which was passed during the PACE summer session.
"My visit to Azerbaijan is friendly. I do not aim to make any inspection in the country. I just want to do my utmost to help Azerbaijan to fulfil the Resolution," he said.
Puig will be visiting Baku till 3 July.
During the visit Puig plans to meet with Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev, Speaker of the Azerbaijani Parliament Ogtay Asadov, Prime Minister Artur Rasizade and Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov.
Puig will meet with the members of Azerbaijan's delegation to PACE, representatives of different political parties and civil society, media and diplomatic corps in Baku to discuss the actions to be taken with respect to Resolution 1614 (2008) on operation of democratic institutions in Azerbaijan.
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