Discussions re Azerbaijan’s Fulfillment of CE Obligations Constructive – Azerbaijani MP

Politics Materials 17 April 2007 11:38 (UTC +04:00)
Discussions re   Azerbaijan’s Fulfillment of CE Obligations Constructive – Azerbaijani MP

Azerbaijan, Baku, /corr. Trend / I.Alizade / Ganira Pashayeva, an Azerbaijani parliamentary representative to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), reported that the discussions which took place at the PACE spring session on 16 April, regarding Azerbaijan's fulfillment of its CE obligations, were very constructive

However, in line with Azerbaijan's achievements, some critical comments were also expressed. "They stressed the developments in all spheres in Azerbaijan,' she added.

During the discussions, the Armenian delegates proposed to inject some changes to the report on Azerbaijan's fulfillment of its CE obligations. "In entering the CE, Azerbaijan and Armenia have undertaken an obligation to settle the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. This obligation has not been fulfilled which is due to the fault of Armenia who is not fulfilling its CE obligations, or the CE Resolution 1416," she added.

Azerbaijani delegates stressed that Armenia has not taken any constructive steps towards settling the conflict. In fact the case is contrary and the situation has been made tenser. Armenian separatists, with the support of Armenia, are going to hold so-called 'presidential elections' in the inseparable territory of Azerbaijan-Nagorno-Karabakh. The CE should prevent this from taking place," she insisted.

Pashayeva said that attempts had failed by Armenian MPs to inject changes to an item that stated that the Nagorno-Karabakh region belongs to Azerbaijan. "The Belgium delegate, Graff, was also against the amendment and backed Azerbaijan's position. Finally, the document remained unchanged in that Nagorno-Karabakh belonged to Azerbaijan," he announced.

The MP noted that after discussions, the report was adopted. Along with Azerbaijan's successes, several recommendations were also put forward.

The PACE spring session began its work in Strasbourg on 16 April. MPs Samad Seyidov, Gultakin Hajiyeva, Sabir Hajiyev, Ganira Pashayeva, Ali Huseynov and Rafael Huseynov represented Azerbaijan at the meeting which ends on 20 April.