Azerbaijan refutes reports on its voting for deprivation f Russia's authority in PACE
France, Strasbourg, Oct. 2 / corr Trend A.Maharramli /
Azerbaijan has refuted media reports on its voting for deprivation of Russian delegation's authority in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE).
"The reports are absolutely wrong. Today [Oct. 2] I talked to chairman of Russia's delegation, Konstantin Kosachev. He also rebuffed the Russian media reports. Voting results testifies for this and all data about the voting results are available on the internet," Vice-President of the PACE and head of the Azerbaijani delegation to the PACE, Samad Seyidov said.
The PACE latest session once again approved the credentials of the Russian delegation in organization. Thus, the initiative to deprive Russia of the right to vote was rejected by 72 parliamentarians of the PACE.
Some Russian media reports urged though Azerbaijan voted against Russia.
According to Seyidov, the Azerbaijani delegation has repeatedly expressed its position not only in this session, but also at the PACE Monitoring Committee meetings in Strasbourg and Paris.
"We are against the expulsion of Russia from the CE. The results of votes also testify for it. Apparently, there are forces that want to create problems for Azerbaijan," Seyidov added.
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