Azerbaijani National Independent Party Does Not Join Memorandum
Azerbaijan, Baku / Trend corr. S.Ilhamgizi / Ali Orujov, the deputy chairman for media of the Azerbaijani National Independence Party ANIP, has stated that ANIP does not join memorandum, signed by opposition political parties on 25 May.
This document was adopted at the national forum held on 25 May, by political parties, representatives of non-political organizations and public figures.
The document represents a general position of parties, public forces, development of democracy, creation of conditions for holding democratic and free elections, protection of journalists' and human rights, as well as freedom of speech.
ANIP did not sign the memorandum, because the document was submitted to ANIP too late.
"Most parties have opportunity to get familiarized with the memorandum before the forum. The representative of ANIP obtained the document during the forum. ANIP is a collective establishment and all decisions are discussed at presidium," Orujov added.
ANIP might join the memorandum in future, after discussions with all the members of the party.
ANIP was established in 1992. Etibar Mammadov was the co-founder and chairman of the party by the end of 2004. Presently, Mammadov is the deputy chairman of the International Democratic Union of Azerbaijan.