A delegation headed by the Chairman of the Sub-committee on Future Security and Defense Opportunities of the Defense & Security Commission of the Parliamentary Assembly of NATO, Vahid Erdem, met on 16 October with the Chairman of the Permanent Parliamentary Commission on International Relationships and Inter-parliamentary Bond of the Milli Majlis [Azerbaijani parliament] as well as the head of the Azerbaijani delegation at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), MP Samed SРµyidov, Trend reports.
Seyidov stressed that Azerbaijan is actively integrating into Europe and the Euro-Atlantic area. During his visit to Germany and at the opening of the Autumn session of Milli Majlis, Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev re-iterated the fact. Our integration into Europe is one of the major steps taken with regards to our foreign policy, our relationship with NATO is also developing and we are very keen to pursue it, Seyidov stressed
The Chairman of the Permanent Parliamentary Commission noted that NATO is developing a report on South Caucasus countries and it contains some inaccurate data. The occupation of 20% of Azerbaijani territory by Armenia, which resulted in the replacement of 1 million Azerbaijanis from their native land, as well as the fact that Nagorno-Karabakh was always part of Azerbaijan, was depicted wrongly in the document. These facts were included in the resolution issued by the UN Security Council, documents of the Council of Europe and OSCE. We hope that after the visit, serious changes will be injected into the document.
The head of the delegation noted that the key objective of the visit is to collect detailed information on the facts. We will work on the document to ensure that the details are precise, he stated.