Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept.18
By Ilkin Izzet - Trend:
The draft on Azerbaijan submitted for discussion to the European Parliament was prepared by the forces not satisfied with Azerbaijan's role in European energy security, and persons acting under the direct support, custody and influence of the Armenian lobby, the deputy executive secretary of the Yeni Azerbaijan ruling party Siyavush Novruzov told reporters Sept.18.
He noted that the main reason of the subjective resolutions adopted against Azerbaijan is economic growth, accelerated development, revenue growth, reformation of the country, success in social and military sphere, the growing economic and political influence.
Novruzov stressed that it is no coincidence that the discussion of the resolution corresponds with the 20th anniversary of the "Contract of the Century."
He added that Azerbaijan should reconsider its cooperation with the European Parliament and leave the Euronest.
"This organization was to play a role in strengthening the cooperation between Azerbaijan and Europe, expanding of cooperation. But it turned out a different way. They held unacceptable debates on Azerbaijan based on someone's "denunciations" that do not meet the reality, despite the fact that the person discussing it has never visited the country," Novruzov said.
He added that Azerbaijan plays an important role in ensuring the energy security of Europe, and in TANAP, TAP projects, and began more extensive work in this direction.
"Socio-political stability, economic growth concern both these forces and the Armenian lobby," the deputy said. "The European Parliament was formed in May, and an issue on Azerbaijan was one of the first ones."
He asked, "The question is why Europe decided to hold a baseless anti-Azerbaijani discussion while it has big problems itself? If the matter rests in human rights, the question arises why the European Parliament has not yet been able to adopt any resolution on the more than 1 million refugees and internally displaced persons? After all, their rights have been violated, too."
"But there wasn't any discussion held on this issue. They are not interested in violation of the rights of all; they are interested in a violation of someone's rights. Why are they not interested in persons who were deprived of homes, property, relatives of those killed? One of the European values is a local government," he continued. "Refugees are deprived of the right to elect and be elected, can not form their own municipalities."
"Many families were massacred in Khojaly, but the European Parliament is not interested in this. Persons serving the Armenian lobby, working together, secretly visiting Armenia, cooperating with the special services of Armenia, for whatever reason, are more interesting for the European Parliament," the deputy said.
Novruzov said that he is conducting a study of issues submitted for discussion, noting that the resolution was prepared by 46 deputies.