Anne Derse, The U.S. Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador to Azerbaijan, told journalists that the United States attaches great importance to the development of the democratic processes in Azerbaijan. She was attending the opening of the autumn session of the Azerbaijani parliament.
She noted that it was an honor to participate in the opening of the autumn session Рѕf thee Milli Majis [parliament].
Azerbaijan should have a strong, independent and transparent parliament to carry out democratic reforms. Every MP has an authority to affect on the transparency of the legislation. I call on MPs to show serious approach towards their work and justify the electors' hope. Permanent contact with the electors is their main task, Derse emphasized.