PARLIAMENT DISCUSSES BILL ON AZERBAIJANвЂ™S JOINING TO WHO CONVENTION
A Friday sitting of the permanent parliamentary commission on social policy of the Milli Majlis [parliament] discussed the bill on AzerbaijanвЂ™s the Convention of the World Health Organization (WHO) on Fighting Tobacco, Trend reports.
Hadi Rajabli, the chairman of the commission, told Trend that the key objective of AzerbaijanвЂ™s joining to the Convention is to carry out enlightenment work in the tobacco and tobacco products sector, planting of the sorts of tobacco in line with world standards, treatment of the composition of tobacco, strengthening of the anti-smuggling activities.
Adila Abbasova, the head of the Social Legislation Department of the Parliament Administration, said that AzerbaijanвЂ™s joining to the convention will enable to intensify the efficiency of laws adopted in the tobacco sphere.
It was also announced that Azerbaijan will join the convention with special statement, which says that Azerbaijan will not apply any law, obligation, and articles specified by the Convention. In the end of the sitting it was resolved to put the bill to the parliament.