Autumn Session of CE Congress of Local and Regional Authorities Begins in Moscow
MP Asaf Hajiyev will represent Azerbaijan on behalf of Ogtay ASADOV, the speaker of the Azerbaijani Parliament, at the autumn session of the Council of Europe Congress of Local and Regional Authorities which starts on November 14, 2006. Hajiyev will deliver a report on A Black Sea Euroregion, Trend reports.
Other speakers will be Dubravka SUICA (Croatia, L, EPP/CD), Vice President of the Congress, Mayor of Dubrovnik, and Yusuf Ziya YILMAZ (Turkey, L, EPP/CD), Mayor of Samsun.
The Congress is holding its autumn session on November 13-15 in Moscow, within the framework of the Russian Federation's Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers.
On November 14, the session will be opened by the President of the Congress, Halvdan Skard and Sergey Mironov, Chairman of the Federation Council, (the upper chamber of the Russian Parliament). First Deputy Prime Minister of the Russian Federation Dmitry Medvedev, Foreign Minister SergueРї Lavrov and Mayor of Moscow Yuri Luzhkov will also address the session.
The session is expected to focus on a report of a monitoring group of the Congress. It held a monitoring of October 6 municipal elections in Azerbaijan in 2006.