President Ilham Aliyev receives co-rapporteurs of PACE Monitoring Committee
Baku, Azerbaijan, June 15
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has received co-rapporteurs of the Monitoring Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe Cezar Florin Preda and Stefan Schennach.
Co-rapporteurs of the PACE Monitoring Committee Cezar Florin Preda and Stefan Schennach noted the importance of their visit to Azerbaijan at a time when the country marks National Salvation Day. They stressed that the Formula 1 Grand Prix of Europe to be held in Baku would contribute to the expansion of international cooperation. The co-rapporteurs hailed the development of cooperation between the Council of Europe and Azerbaijan.
They hailed the significance of the Azerbaijani President's order pardoning a group of prisoners and the adoption of an amnesty act, adding that the moves were praised by the Council of Europe.
President Aliyev underlined that Azerbaijan and the Council of Europe had enjoyed fruitful and constructive cooperation for long years, and hailed the current level of cooperation.
The president said Azerbaijan was one of the most active members of the organization. He also expressed his confidence that this cooperation would be further developed.
The sides exchanged views over the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, as well as cooperation prospects.