The humanitarian, but not the political factor, dominates in the issue concerning the missing people in the South Caucasus countries, Leo Platvoed, the Dutch MP, the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) co-rapporteur on the missing people in South Caucasus countries, stated in Baku on Tuesday evening, Trend reports.
According to Platvoed, the key objective of the visit is to design an overhaul document reflecting the true situation both in Armenia and Azerbaijan. The details of the forthcoming report will be discussed with Azerbaijani officials, relatives of the missing people, representatives of the International Committee of Red Cross, different state bodies and Azerbaijani parliamentary representatives to the PACE.
At the same time he refuted the Armenian media reports on the statement as though made in Yerevan on the necessity of cooperation between Azerbaijan, Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh on the issue of missing people. My ideas were interrupted in the wrong way. I actually meant to avoid the political aspect of the question and unify the efforts for rapid resolution of the problem with the missing people, he said.
Platvoed noted that he was unaware with the intention of the PACE co-rapporteurs Andreas Gross and Andreas Herkel in include in their report the result of the re-run parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan. Nevertheless, I am glad that the co-rapporteurs took into consideration my recommendations, he underscored.