Turkish Antalya to Host Meeting of PACE European Democracy Group
A meeting of the Group of European Democracy of PACE (Paliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe) is expected to be held in the Turkish city of Antalya on 2-6 November, 2006, MP Ganira Pashayeva, a member of the Azerbaijani delegation to PACE, informed Trend.
Members of the Azerbaijani delegation presented in the PACE European Democracy Group is Azerbaijani MPs Ganira Pashayeva and Aydin Mirzazadeh who will participate at the forthcoming meeting.
Ganira Pashayeva pointed out that relations between the Council of Europe and EU (European Union) are expected to be the centre of attention with participants of the meeting. The situation on the Middle East as well as the future activity of the Group will be discussed during the meeting, she said.
The MP added that an issue on France's National Assembly's passing a bill that envisages a punishment for denying the so-called Armenian genocide is expected to be discussed by the participants of the meeting as well. The forthcoming meeting will also focus its attention on issues connected with the damage to the European values, freedom of speech and human rights, said the Azerbaijani MP.
According to her, the issue on relations between Turkey and the EU will be discussed as well during the forthcoming event.