PACE's Moscow meeting decides to close discussion on elections in Azerbaijan MP Seyidov
As the report on parliamentary elections and re-run elections in Azerbaijan was discussed at a meeting of the PACE Monitoring Committee in Budapest, Dutch rapporteur, Leo Platvoed got restricted only with 5-10-minute estimation of the situation in a mini-session of the organization in Moscow and no discussions followed. MP Samed Seyidov, the head of the Azerbaijani parliamentary delegation to the Parliamentary assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) told Trend special correspondence in Moscow.
A report by Platvoed predominantly contained positive milestones and are estimated as success in the democratic reforms held in Azerbaijan, he underlined.
As a result of discussions MP noted that there was taken a decision on closing the discussions over elections in Azerbaijan and put forward the issue at June session of the PACE.
Seyidov appreciated the conduct of current PACE meting in Moscow, as Russia will chair at the CE over the subsequent 6 months.
Taking advantage of the situation Seyidov inquired the Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov whether Russia was going to use the CEs experience in the resolution of the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh with consideration that Russia is an OSCE Minsk Group co-chair, the CE adopted a relevant resolution on the Nagorno-Karabakh and these is Ad Hoc Committee on Nagorno-Karabakh. In his turn Lavrov answered that Of curse, any experience is important for us. The OSCE Minsk Group is involved in the resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, as it holds a relevant mandate. Im pleased to note that there is a progress in the negotiation process.
Basing on CEs experience Seyidov reaped from these words that the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan cannot be hence the topic of talks.
Seyidov said that in this stage the EU does not hide its will to get involved in the resolution of the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict, while only the OSCE Minsk Group has relevant mandate. However, unproductiveness and sometime inefficiency of the OSCE MG impedes the resolution process.