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Nagorno-Karabakh Has not Been Described as Territory of Azerbaijan in PACE Decisions on Armenia's Obligations Azeri MP

Politics Materials 24 January 2007 14:46
Nagorno-Karabakh Has not Been Described as Territory of Azerbaijan in PACE Decisions on Armenia's Obligations  Azeri MP

Despite that a significant part of the decisions of PACE on the obligations of Armenia have been dedicated to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Nagorno-Karabakh has not been described as a territory of Azerbaijan, a member of the Azerbaijani delegation to the Parliamentary Council of Europe (PACE), MP Aydin Mirzazade, informed Trend.

On January 23rd, discussions were held at the PACE over the obligations of Armenia undertaken before the Council of Europe. Mirzazade stressed that due to unclear reasons; discussions on the obligations of Armenia had been scheduled for the evening and lasted for 40 minutes. During discussions, there were by and large 30 people, including Azerbaijani and Armenian deputies. In addition, very little time had been allotted for speeches - half hour. During this time, two Armenian and two pro-Armenian deputies made speeches, Mirzazade said. He stressed that 4 members of the Azerbaijani delegation to PACE had been registered to make speeches, but none of them were allotted time.

Mirzazade said that the discussions over Armenia were simply laughable. Instead of speaking about Armenia's obligations, one of the heads of Dashnakstun party, Armen Rustamyan, began to say that Azerbaijan is an aggressor against Armenia. The speech of the Chairman of the Armenian Parliament, Tigran Tarasyan, was the same as Rustamyan's speech. One of the leaders of the Armenian opposition, Stepan Demirchiyan, stressed that the elections in Armenia went on with serious violations, adding that at present no normal elections have been held in Armenia and the election commissions do not meet the contemporary requirements.

Mirzazade said that a significant part of the decisions of PACE on the obligations of Armenia had been dedicated to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. However Nagorno-Karabakh has not been described as a territory of Azerbaijan. The decisions say that a conflict has emerged between Azerbaijan and Armenia due to Nagorno-Karabakh. Armenia is recommended to settle the conflict peacefully. It was not been stated that Armenia has occupied lands of Azerbaijan. The decisions made with regards to Armenia do not describe the reasons of the conflict and that the problem has been caused by the occupant policy implemented by Armenia, the Deputy said. In addition, it was stated that none of the elections held in Armenia at present have met international standards.

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