NOVRUZ MAMEDOV: INTERNATIONAL COMMUNITY NOTES SUCCESS OF AZERBAIJAN STATING ABOUT CREATION OF PRECONDITIONS FOR FAIR, OPEN AND JUST ELECTIONS AND THEY WILL BE HELD
Representatives of the international community note the successes of Azerbaijan, stating about creation of pre-conditions for holding fair, open and just elections and they will be held, such a statement was made by the head of the foreign relations department of the Azerbaijan PresidentвЂ™s executive office Novruz Mamedov on 5 September at the conference вЂњElections and Democratic DevelopmentвЂќ.
В"Undoubtedly, along with successes there are certain shortcomings in Azerbaijan. However, they cannot hinder from democratic electionsвЂќ, Mamedov noted, voicing regret in regard to the attempts of the leader of the oppositional Musavat Party Isa Gambar вЂњto turn the conference into the confrontation spotвЂќ.
В"Leader of Musavat voices a very strange position, requiring criticism from the world community. Why Gambar does not want to notice вЂ�the full half of the glassвЂќ, preferring to declare about the empty oneвЂќ, Mamedov said, noting that the opposition does not want to recognize real facts.
В"The international community believes there will be transparent elections in our country and the leadership of Azerbaijan does its utmost for thatвЂќ, Mamedov underlined.
He reminded, Gambar sent a letter to вЂњWashington TimesвЂќ recently, where he had specified, the official Baku holds negotiations on stationing the American bases on its territory, which is fundamentally untrueвЂќ.
В"President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, as well as the officials from Washington denied this reportвЂќ, Mamedov said, noting Gambar undermines his public reputation once more by such actions.