Organized by Azerbaijan Democratic Reforms Party (DRP), a round table took place in Baku on February 16, 2007 on the topic Civil society and European values. The event brought together the Secretary General of the International European Movement, Henric Kroner, deputies of the Azerbaijan Parliament and heads of NGO. Chairman of DRP, MP Asim Mollazade, said that Azerbaijan expands its relations with the European organizations and countries and positions itself as part of Europe. He said that despite of this, several European countries and organizations demonstrate indifference to the violation of the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan. Mollazade underlined that there is not any European country like Azerbaijan that sustains hundreds of thousands of refugees and internally displaced people.
Kroner informed on the goals of creating International European Movement and its activity directions. He said that this organization has played a decisive role in creating European Union and European Court on Human Rights. Speaking about the European values, he said that the principles of freedom and responsibility are linked with each other.
Deputy Azay Guliyev said that the integration of Azerbaijan into Euro-Atlantic space is one of the key priorities of Azerbaijan, adding that presently the civilization of Europe should know about Khojali genocide committed by the Armenians in Azerbaijan and hundreds of thousands of refugees and internally displaced people. The heads of NGOs participating in the event brought to the attention of Kroner that more that 500,000 Azerbaijanis were expelled from Armenia, more than 520 people were killed in 1988 and the Azerbaijanis has repeatedly sustained genocide from the Armenian side.