Minister: Azerbaijan ready to cooperate with OSCE ODIHR in presidential elections
Azerbaijan, Baku, Aug. 29 /Trend S. Ahmedova/
Azerbaijan is ready to cooperate with the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) in presidential elections in the country, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan Elmar Mammadyarov said on Thursday at a meeting with the delegation led by the head of ODIHR observation mission Tana de Zulueta.
The pre-election situation in Azerbaijan and the conditions created for international and local observers to monitor the elections were the focus of discussions at the meeting.
Azerbaijani Minister underscored that the Government of Azerbaijan has created all necessary conditions for the activity of the OSCE observation mission.
The head of ODIHR observation mission Tana de Zulueta spoke about the program of monitoring the presidential elections in Azerbaijan and the composition of the monitoring mission, as well as, short-term and long-term missions.
The presidential elections will be held in Azerbaijan on October 9.
The previous presidential election was held on October 15, 2008.
Azerbaijan holds presidential elections every five years.