Aydin Mirzazadeh, a Member of the Azerbaijani Parliament (Milli Majlis) Member of the Azerbaijani Delegation to PACE, has told Trend that Azerbaijan may consider the winter session of PACE as a success. According to the Azerbaijani MP, all the members of the Azerbaijani delegation followed the plan fixed.
Visiting Strasburg, we found in the web and some newspapers that the winter session of PACE turned to be a black day for the Azerbaijani delegation. However, we know who are authors and master minders of these rumors. But you know that everything was on the contrary. We followed dour plan, and certainly there have been some positive results of our activity there. I only cannot understand why they interpret the work carried by the Azerbaijani delegation as a black one, and what for?, said Mr. Mirzazadeh.
The Azerbaijani MP noted that the discussions on the future status of Kosovo had been held, and the decision that had been made was a very important one from the point of view of Azerbaijan's interests, since it had become clear that Europe would not support any separatist regimes.
During discussing the above-mentioned issue, Europe's leading countries opposed the presentation of independence to Kosovo. It means that Europe is firm against any reconsideration of frontiers of independent states, added Mr. Mirzazadeh.
The MP also calls the first-ever-held meeting between the Azerbaijani and Armenian delegations to PACE within the PACE winter session a success.
It is out of the question that PACE had any pressure on the Azerbaijani delegation, as the delegates representing Azerbaijan is one of the most respected ones. Some newspapers wrote that someone allegedly had denied the Azerbaijani delegation the right to speak. That does not correspond with the reality. Our delegation is one of the most exemplary and active ones. Our names might have been included to the last of the list, and we expressed our discontent due to this fact. However, on the whole, the results of the session might be considered as successful ones to Azerbaijan, concluded Mr. Mirzazadeh.