Sanctions Cannot be Imposed on Azerbaijan – Azerbaijani delegate to PACE
Azerbaijan, Baku / corr Trend I.Alizade / Aynur Guliyeva, an Azerbaijani parliamentary representative to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), reported that the forthcoming spring session of PACE is unlikely to impose any sanctions on Azerbaijan.
Guliyeva, who represents the Azerbaijani opposition, noted Azerbaijan's fulfillment of CE obligations to still be unsatisfactory and stressed the necessity for decisive steps to be taken towards resolving the problems of political prisoners. 's fulfillment of CE obligations to still be unsatisfactory and stressed the necessity for decisive steps to be taken towards resolving the problems of political prisoners.
She does not expect Azerbaijan to face serious problems during the session. The organization can only request that Azerbaijan fulfill its CE obligations. However, any sanctions with respect to Azerbaijan are highly unlikely." MP added. are highly unlikely." MP added.
The MP noted that drastic decisions are not peculiar to the CE and that this organization is achieving its objectives gradually. The CE understand that it is impossible for Azerbaijan to resolve of all of its problems at the same time and are taking into consideration each success as it is achieved within this process.
PACE Spring session will be held in Strasbourg from 16 to 20 April. The session will discuss CE obligations set for Azerbaijan.