вЂњThere is progress in the pre-election situation in Azerbaijan and this is very pleasant,вЂќ Heikki Talvitie, the EU Special Representative for South Caucasus, said to a news conference on Thursday, Trend reports.
According to Talvitie, the EU attaches special attention to the support of the development institutes in Azerbaijan, particularly, has dispatched their observers to hold monitoring of the elections.
вЂњThe parliamentary elections are important not only for Azerbaijan and the South Caucasus, but also world community,вЂ™ he stressed. Talvitie said that the opposition was due to recognize the progress in the elections.
He noted that everybody except 29 people, whose applicants were refused due to membership of religious organizations and conviction, managed to pass registration without any difficulties.
вЂњThere are some undecided issues, but the government has time to raise the defects,вЂќ EU Special Representative stressed.
Talvitie stated that he would visit Azerbaijan several more times till late 2005. вЂњIвЂ™ll arrive in Baku in October and in a week after the elections,вЂќ the diplomat underlined.