Azerbaijan, Baku/ Trend corr. I. Alizadeh / Samad Seyyidov, the Head of the Azerbaijani Parliamentary Delegation to PACE, has told Trend that the report on Azerbaijan's fulfilling its commitments to PACE has been discussed during the meeting of the PACE (Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe) in Strasburg today.
He noted that the discussions, which have been held in the Monitoring Committee, had been very fruitful.
"We expected that these discussions would be held fruitfully, and it passed as we had expected. During the meeting of the PACE Monitoring Committee, the report about Azerbaijan's commitments to PACE, prepared by the PACE Co-Rapporteurs for Azerbaijan was discussed. Andreas Herkel, the Co-Rapporteur for Azerbaijan, also gave a speech during the meeting. The other Co-Rapporteur, Tony Lloyd, sent a letter, since he was not able to participate at the meeting. His letter was read to the participants. Therefore, it was a very important issue. Those who gave their speeches during the meeting, highly appreciated the level of Azerbaijan's fulfilling its commitments to the Council of Europe," added Mr. Seyyidov.
He noted that after the discussions, the participants made a decision to discuss another report concerning our country's fulfilling its commitments to PACE, but with taking into consideration proposals put forward by the Azerbaijani party, particularly those ones connected with the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict during the forthcoming spring session to be held in April.
Mr. Seyyidov said that the report prepared by the Co-Rapporteurs might be considered as a satisfactory one for Azerbaijan. "The report may be subjected to constructive criticism. But, on the whole, we have been satisfied with this document," he said.
The Head of the Azerbaijani Parliamentary Delegation to PACE also added that the last incident happened in the Azerbaijani Parliament of the Milli Majlis , as well as the detention of a Member of the Azerbaijani Parliament, Husseyn Abdullayev had not been included into the report, which had been discussed by the PACE Monitoring Committee.