Azerbaijan, Baku, 25 August / Trend corr. I.Alizade / Samad Seyidov, the Head of the Azerbaijani Delegation to Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) and Vice President of the organization, believes that the decision to support the independence of South Ossetia and Abkhazia by the Russian State Duma and Federation Council will complicate the situation and cause more problems in the region. "The Russian two Parliamentary Chambers appealed to the President with regard to the accepted decision. We should wait for the decision of the President Dmitry Medvedev. I consider that international legal norms will demonstrate their superiority," Seyidov told Trend on 25 August.
In early 1990s Abkhazia and South Ossetia autonomy republic separated from the country through Russia's support and announced independence. However, the world community did not recognize their independence. On 25 August, Russian State Duma and Federation Council supported the independence in South Ossetia and Abkhazia. Both Parliamentary Chambers appealed to President Dmitry Medvedev regarding with recognition of independence in South Ossetia and Abkhazia.
Seyidov said that Azerbaijan wants to establish good relations amongst its close neighbors and allies. Azerbaijan is interested in Russia and Georgia to hold their activity within the international laws. "It is also significant for us. We should follow the events and state our position to solve the issue soon. We recognize the territorial integrity of Georgia and want the problem to be solved within the framework of international legal norms," Seyidov said. According to Seyidov, Azerbaijan should implement careful policy in the current situation.
Seyidov noted that the recent developments around South Ossetia, as well as the recent steps taken by Russia will be seriously discussed at PACE autumn session. The recent developments will negatively affect solution of separatist conflicts.
"The recent development will not have positive results. We state repeatedly that the key reason for conflicts in Caucasus has become the presence of separatist regime in Nagorno-Karabakh. We also stated that the unsolved Nagorno-Karabakh conflict cause the reason for instability in Caucasus. Solution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict may remove all separatist problems. However, it has not happened and separatist forces became more active in the region," Seyidov said.
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