Azerbaijan, Baku /corr Trend S.Ilhamgizi / Ramiz Mehdiyev, Head-of-Staff of the President's Executive Power, stated on 27 June that a Baku city municipality will not be established.
He noted that talks on establishing a city municipality have been in progress for a long time and that this initiative was put forward by the former head of the Baku City Executive Power, Rafael Allahverdiyev in 1997 - 1998.
According to Mehdiyev, by this initiative, Allahverdiyev pursued his subjective interests. "Local self-governing bodies function in Baku districts and villages and they fully meet the necessary objectives," he assured.
The municipalities should not put their lands for sale at auctions to serve their own interests. These lands should be used in the resolution of important problems, he stressed.