Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 23
Azerbaijani Minister of Justice, Chairman of the Judicial Council Fikret Mammadov met with the president of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) Anne Brasseur, the Azerbaijani Ministry of Justice said Sept. 22.
Mammadov said that Azerbaijan closely cooperates with the Council of Europe in various fields.
He also said that the principles of human rights, democracy and the rule of law are the main priorities for the country.
Mammadov also informed about the improvement of the judicial system and infrastructure, carried out with the participation and support of the Council of Europe, the transparent election of judges, as well as the development of the penitentiary system, the improvement of prison conditions and the construction of new prisons.
While expressing satisfaction with another visit to the country, Brasseur emphasized the constructive cooperation between Azerbaijan and the Council of Europe, appreciated the innovations in the judicial system.
She also expressed gratitude for an opportunity to visit the penal institutions.
The topics of mutual interest were also discussed during the meeting.