The Congress of Local and Regional Powers of the Congress of Europe has discussed the Karabakh Conflict issue and considered it as a threat to the whole the Black Sea region, Assef Hajjiyev, a Member of the Azerbaijani Parliament (Milli Majlis), who gave a speech during the above-mentioned event, told Trend.
Mr. Hajjiyev said that in his speech, he touched upon cooperation both in the Black Sea region and existing problems, including the Nagorno-Karabakh issue. I pointed out that this conflict had its influence on many factors, on the development of the region, in particular. He also touched upon project Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) and pointed out that the conflict is a real threat to this project as well, the Azerbaijani MP stated. He stressed that the international community ought to express its opinion on this issue. This terrorism, this separatism is a threat not only to Azerbaijan but also to all the countries of the Balck Sea region, said Mr. Hajjiyev.
In his speech, Mr. Hajjiyev also touched upon the municipal elections held in Azerbaijan on October 6, 2006, and informed participants of the meeting about the official returns of the elections.