The Azerbaijani delegation to the Council of Europe (CE) has achieved the ends set at the autumn`s session of PACE (Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe), Agshin Mekhtiyev, Azerbaijan`s Ambassador to CE exclusively told Trend commenting the autimn`s session of PACE completed today.
Mr. Mekhtiyev thinks that on the whole, the results of the session are can be called positive. The Azerbaijani delegation prepared documents on a number of issues touching different aspects of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, as well as other issues of a great interest to Azerbaijan and d then distributed them in PACE. Among these issues, a document on possible dangerous consequences of the operating Metsamor Atomic Power Station in Armenia, and continued pollution of waters of the Kura River by Armenians, etc.
In addition, the Ambassador pointed out that some issues that were introduced to the agenda were of a certain interest to Azerbaijan as well. For example, the debate on discussing the issue on foundation of the memorial Centre for Victims of Forced Deportations and Ethnic Clean-Ups. Armenians did all their best to use this debate to blacken our country again, and once more appear as a long-suffering nation. But, the Azerbaijani MPs perfectly rejected all their views he added.
The information about the black business of Armenian Dashnak bands against Azerbaijanis in the course of the history, including the Stalin`s approved deportations of Azerbaijani population from the territory of the modern Armenia, the nowadays` genocide acts and the ethnic clean-up in Khodjali and the other territories which are under the Armenian occupation now, told Mr. Mekhtiyev.
Within the PACE session, Pact on Stability in South Caucasus was discussed in the PACE Political Committee and recommended to further discussion during the January`s session of PACE. The initial discussion of the issues concerning the preparation of the report of Rapporteur of the PACE Committee for Migration, Refugees, and Population in South Caucasus Leo Platvoet was took place as well. The Ambassador thinks that both the issues will be included to the agenda of the PACE January`s session.
He also considers the meeting among Head of the Azerbaijani Parliamentary Delegation to CE Samad Seyidov and Head of the PACE Subcommittee for Nagorno-Karabakh Lord Russell Johnston with the Head of the Armenian delegation to CE important. The corresponding offices of PACE discussed the preparation for the visit of the PACE mission on the situation over the Azerbaijan cultural heritage on the occupied territories of Azerbaijan and in Armenia itself. Negotiations with the Co-Rapporteurs on Azerbaijan Tony Lloyd and Andreas Herkel were held.