New PACE co-rapporteur on Azerbaijan appointed (UPDATE)

Politics Materials 24 June 2010 20:33 (UTC +04:00)

Editor's note: Details were added after the first paragraph

France, Strasburg, June 24 / Trend A.Maharramli /

The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) appointed new co-rapporteur on Azerbaijan on Wednesday.

Spanish MP Pedro Agramunt Font De Mora was appointed new PACE co-rapporteur on Azerbaijan at the fourth working day of the PACE summer session, Head of the Azerbaijani delegation to PACE Samad Seyidov told Trend.

"The PACE Monitoring Committee held a meeting, which is important for us. Today, Andres Herkel will speak at the PACE as co-rapporteur for the last time. The Monitoring Committee shall suspend Herkel's powers as co-rapporteur. The committee discussed candidacy of new co-rapporteur on Azerbaijan and European People's Party member, Spanish MP, Pedro Agramunt Font De Mora was appointed new co-rapporteur. He is one of the most authoritative members of the Council of Europe," Seyidov said.

Seyidov considers that the activities of the new co-rapporteur will be objective.

"I am confident that Mr. Font de Mora, as a person having an objective image, will organize his activities related to Azerbaijan, correctly, objectively and in line with mutual respect. Our relations with two co-rapporteurs Joseph Debono Grech and

Font De Mora will serve to even greater development of the relations between Azerbaijan and Council of Europe and the whole Azerbaijan-European relations at the highest level," he added.

Herkel served as PACE co-rapporteur on Azerbaijan for five years. June 24 afternoon, PACE is expected to discuss the report on "Activities of the institutions of democracy in Azerbaijan" by  Herkel and Grech

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