New Television to Open in Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan, Baku, 9 July / Trend corr E.Babayev/ A TV channel of the World Azerbaijanis Congress (WAC) is expected to open. "Work is being carried out in this connection and the form of the television is being specified," WAC Chairman Sabir Rustamkhanli said to Trend on 8 July.
WAC was established in 1997 to struggle for independence of South Caucasus (at the moment an Iranian province). WAC was divided into two parts as a result of the disagreements inside the organization and 11 members out of 16 members of Administration decided to remove chairman Gholamreza Sabri Tabrizi from his post and elected Sabir Rustamkhanli as chairman. The remaining part of the members supported Gholamreza Sabri Tabrizi. Some 300 representatives and guests from 25 countries took part in the WAC meeting presided over by Rustamkhanli in Koln on 6-8 June. Changes were made to the Charter and Program of the organization. A co-chairmanship institute was established at WAC with Sabir Rustamkhanli and Furudin Parvizniya being elected co-chairmen. Gholamreza Sabri Tabrizi considers Koln meeting to be illegitimate.
On 11 June, Sabir Rustamkhanli said at a press conference devoted to the results of Koln meeting that from now those claiming to be called WAC will be charged by court.
The WAC chaired by Tabrizi held a meeting in the building of European Parliament in Brussels on 21-23 June to make changes in the Statute of the organization. Pasha Galbinur was elected chairman from North Azerbaijan and chairman of DWAC Mohammad Reza Hashti was elected chairman from South Azerbaijan.
Rustamkhanli said the work on establishment of a WAC television would be intensified after completion of some organizing activities. "WAC standing representation on Europe was established on 1 July. We will commence meetings with international organizations in near future," said Rustamkhanli. According to him, possible variants for operation of a WAC television will be considered.
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