Program of AGO Monitoring Group’s Visit to Azerbaijan Announced
Azerbaijan, Baku /corr. Trend E.Huseynly / Within the visit to the region, the AGO Monitoring Group of the Council of Europe's Committee of Ministers will arrive in Baku on 4-7 July, the Foreign Ministry of Azerbaijan reports.
The Ministry stated that the permanent Swiss envoy to the Council of Europe, Per Shoygen, was elected as the Chairman of the group. The group includes the ambassadors of Germany, Ebergad Kelsh, France, Bruno Gen, Latvia, Peteris Elferst, Romania, Stelian Stoinan and Russia, Alexander Alexev. They will be accompanied by the employees of the Council of Europe's Secretariat. Within the visit, the group is expected to meet with Azerbaijan's President, Ilham Aliyev, Head of Presidential Administration, Ramiz Mehdiyev, Chairman of the Parliament, Oktay Asadov, Foreign Minister, Elmar Mammadyarov, Chairman of the Central Election Commission, Mazahir Panahov, Chairman of the National TV and Radio Council, Nushiravan Maherremly. The program of the group's visit also includes attending the round table 'Activity of court system' which will also be attended by the Chairmen of Azerbaijan Constitutional Court and Supreme Court, Chairman of the Bar Association and Commissioner on Human Rights.
The agenda of the meetings will include issues regarding the relations between Azerbaijan and the Council of Europe, as well as implementation of the obligations undertaken before the Council of Europe. Discussions will take place over the free press in Azerbaijan, Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, electoral legislation, activity of local executive powers and courts.