Heikki Talvite: Parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan were undoubted progress
During the November parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan undoubted progress was observed as compared to the previous elections. A special representative of the European Union for South Caucasus Heikki Talvite said in a statement on 22 November at the news conference on the results of the one-day visit to Baku, Trend reports.
He said, he arrived in Baku to discuss details and future perspectives of the EC program В"New Neighborhood PolicyвЂќ, as well as the Action Plan within this Program. В"Рђzerbaijan is an integral part of the вЂњNew Neighborhood PolicyвЂќ and the consultations with all three South Caucasus states will commence soon, Talvite said.
The EC special representative stated also, that Azerbaijan must select the evolutionary way for democratic development and all further processes in the country must be based on the results of the parliamentary elections.
В"The European union is not a judge. The position of Brussels is necessary to perceive exactly from this point of view, Talvite stressed, saying all negative facts are to be removed within the law. В"I am glad that the opposition of Azerbaijan holds all its actions within the lawвЂќ, the diplomat added.
In conclusion, Talvite reported, that his next visit t the region is scheduled for early 2006.