Non-objective standpoint by Gross towards Azerbaijan was obvious at the CE., MP Siyavush Karimov, the Deputy Executive Secretary of the ruling New Azerbaijan Party (NAP), told Trend. He was commenting on refusal by Andreas Gross, he PACE co-rapporteur on Azerbaijan, from his post.
The refusal should not be regarded as a global event. During his office term he did not set up his activities in the improvement of the legislation, protection of human rights and development of democracy in Azerbaijan, but acted only on the base of own interests. As a result, he was dismissed from the post of co-chair, he underlined.
Novruzov noted that Gross was not a serious figure for Azerbaijan to estimate his resignation as a significant event. Azerbaijan is an independent country. The interference into the countrys domestic affairs cannot change anything, he underscored.
Arif Hajily, the vice chairman of Musavat Party, hold absolutely different position. Gross implemented his duties with dignity. He is perhaps decided to resign with beliefs any essential changes in Azerbaijan are impossible, he stressed..
Gross refused from the authorities of the PACE co-rapporteur on Azerbaijan at a meeting of the PACE Monitoring Committee. Tony Lloyd represented him in this post.