30 OSCE LONG-TERM OBSERVERS IN AZERBAIJAN REPRESENT 16 STATES OF THE WORLD
30 long-term observers of the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) of OSCE, sent to Azerbaijan for monitoring of the forthcoming parliamentary elections represent 16 states from the world.
The group of the long-term observers arrived in Baku on 13 September 2005 comprises experts from Belarus, Denmark, France, Macedonia, Germany, Greece, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Slovenia, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, UK, Ukraine and the USA, Trend reports citing the ODIHR press center.
It is noted, the leading team of the observation mission, headed by the Ambassador from Germany Geert-Hinrich Ahrens includes Harald Jepsen (Denmark), Raphaelle Mathey (France), Riccardo Chelleri (Italy), Rasto Kuzel (Slovakia), Edward Soden-Bird (UK), Kerstin Dokter (Germany), Heidi Smith (UK), Emil Pyrich (Poland), Robert Lech (Poland) and Malgosia Falecka (Poland).
Meanwhile, a group of short-tem observers consisting of 500 persons will hold briefing on 3 November 2005 for the representatives of the AzerbaijanвЂ™s media.