European Parliament already lost sense of reality, says top Azerbaijani official (UPDATE)
Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 11
The European Parliament has already lost the sense of reality and has become a toy in the hands of various circles, Azerbaijani president's aide for public and political affairs, Ali Hasanov told AzerTAg on Sept. 11.
He was commenting on a resolution earlier adopted by the European Parliament with regard to Azerbaijan.
Hasanov said Azerbaijan is a country pursuing an independent policy, a democratic country, which develops dynamically and enjoys a high international authority.
"Civil society is developing in Azerbaijan, the freedom of expression, speech and information of everybody has been ensured, all the necessary conditions have been created for the work of political parties, non-governmental organizations and the media," said Hasanov.
He added that today Azerbaijan has dozens of political parties, and hundreds of NGOs and media structures operate freely without any obstacles, and the freedom of the Internet is fully secured.
"Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev's strong stance implies that at current stage, an independent policy line, a liberal economic system and a strong civil society are the main means to ensure any country's dynamic development," Hasanov further said.
"For this reason exactly, the Azerbaijani state is pursuing a consistent policy to strengthen democratic principles, to further develop the civil society institutions, and to promote their work," said Hasanov.
Edited by SI