The members of the Azeri delegation in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) addressed several questions to the deputy chairman of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe Aleksandra Grushko. At each session, the chairman of the Committee of Ministers presents a report on the works realized within last year.
Because of the absence of Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov, the chairman of the Committee of Ministers, at the session due to several reasons, he was substituted by his deputy Aleksandra Grushko. The member of Azeri delegation Rafael Huseynov asked a question about the recognition of Armenia as an aggressor and ethnic cleansing policy implemented by Armenians against Azerbaijan in the resolution No. 1416 of the Council of Europe.
Other members of Azeri delegation Aydin Mirzazade and Ganira Pashayeva appealed with a question as a chairman of the Committee of Ministers, what steps does Russia take in the regulation of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. And Grushko told that Russia is interested in the settlement of this conflict and makes possible efforts within the OSCE Minsk Group.
The influence of the Council of Europe on the solution of the conflict may consist of the acceleration of the talks and use of possible means for politically regulating the conflict. The main responsibility falls on the Minsk Group and this organization may play a decisive role.