Azerbaijan, Baku / Тrend corr I. Alizadeh / A dialogue with opposition parties is necessary in any time and Azerbaijani President, Ilham Aliyev, repeatedly stated that, a member of the Administration of the governing New Azerbaijan Party (NAP), the Deputy Speaker of the Milli Majlis (Azerbaijani parliament), Bahar Muradova, said.
"The NAP has stated about that and made clear steps in this connection. Discussions between the parties can cover any issue. The NAP is always ready for dialogue and negotiations," Muradova added.
According to Muradova, there is a plenty of reasons for a dialogue between the authorities and the opposition has not take place yet. When the opposite side speaks on a dialogue it means satisfaction of its interests. For this reason the dialogue is impossible. "In my opinion, the subject of consideration can be any issue impeding activities of the parties or affecting socio-political life of the country, as well as a problem that needs demonstration of common positions of all parties. We are ready for discussion of any issue," she said.
A number of meetings mediated by the OSCE Baku Office had been held between the authorities and the opposition before the parliamentary elections of 2005. The meetings were fruitless and later suspended.
The NAP was founded in the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic of Azerbaijan in 1992. The first chairman of the party was Azerbaijani ex-President Heydar Aliyev. The active chairman is the President Ilham Aliyev.