Azerbaijan praises OSCE efforts to ensure stability in region
Baku, Azerbaijan, June 30
By Seba Aghayeva – Trend:
Azerbaijan praises the efforts of the OSCE and the positive role that the organization plays in ensuring stability in the South Caucasus, said Azerbaijan’s Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov.
Mammadyarov made the remarks at a joint press conference with the OSCE Chairperson-in-Office and German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier June 30 in Baku.
“Unfortunately, I have to note that there are conflicts in many member countries of the OSCE and the OSCE needs to strengthen its activity in this sphere,” said the Azerbaijani FM.
Germany, noted Mammadyarov, as a country chairing the OSCE, does a lot in this regard.
Commenting on the question about the freedom of speech in Azerbaijan, the minister said that media is free in the country and journalists were arrested not for their journalism activity.
“Some journalists infringe ethical norms and these cases can not be attributed to the unfree press,” explained Mammadyarov.