Parliamentary Delegations of GUAM Countries Will Hold Discussions within Kiev Session of OSCE Parliamentary Assembly: Azerbaijan’s Vice Speaker
Azerbaijan, Baku / corr Trend E.Huseynov / The Parliamentary delegations of the GUAM countries intend to hold discussions within 16th session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly due on 5-10 July in Kiev. Within the session, discussions will be held on the issues arising from the recent Baku summit of GUAM, said the Vice Speaker of Azerbaijan Parliament, Bahar Muradova, on 4 July.
As an alternative to CIS the four post-Soviet republics Georgia, Ukraine, Azerbaijan and Moldova, established this format in 1999 during the summit of the head of state of the European Union member-countries in Strasbourg. The summit of GUAM in Baku was the second one which focused on the prospects of the development of the organization both in the sphere of economy and security.
According to Muradova, the Azerbaijani side suggested to make a number of amendments to the project of the resolution of the Kiev session, as well as plenary committees for security and policy, including democracy, human rights and humanitarian issues. These proposals have been coordinated with Georgia, Ukraine, Moldova, as well as Kazakhstan and Estonia, the Vice Speaker said.
Muradova said that the agenda of the plenary session does not include direct issues regarding Azerbaijan. The meetings of the Permanent Committee of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly, which take place at the beginning of the session, focus on short reports of the OSCE Chairman's representatives for conflicts. Therefore, probably a report will also be made by Goran Lenmarker, Chairman of OSCE Parliamentary Assembly and also rapporteur for Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, she said.
The issues included in the current meetings of the committees and plenary sessions are linked with Azerbaijan due to the issue that Azerbaijan is a member to the OSCE and have relation to these issues. "The social-political situation in the Country and a number of problems coincide with the issues to be discussed there. Azerbaijani delegation intends to make proposals during the discussions. I hope that the proposals will find their reflections," Muradova said.
The events will cover reports on implementation of obligations undertaken before the OSCE, gender and organizational issues. Azerbaijan will be represented at the meetings by the parliamentarians, Eldar Ibrahimov, Rabiyat Aslanova, Fattah Heydarov, Fazil Mustafayev and Azay Guliyev.