CAG does not recognize legitimacy of extraordinary congress
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov. 26 / Trend /
The Congress of Azerbaijanis in Georgia (CAG) considers illegitimate an extraordinary congress to be convened by its three co-founders on Nov. 27, the CAG reported.
The meeting's decisions will not be recognized.
Members of the CAG board declared the extraordinary meting unfounded and a smear campaign against the organization and its chairman.
CAG Chairman Ali Babayev said that according to the organization's statute, the session convenes every four years, and decisions are taken by all 11 founders.
"The extraordinary congress is illegitimate," he said. "The CAG does not recognize the results of this session."
According to Babayev, the organization remains in compliance with the statute and continues to operate unhindered.
The CAG intends to convene an extraordinary session on Nov. 27, CAG Committee on Session Preparation Chairman Kamil Aliyev said earlier.
"The founders decided to convene an extraordinary session to resolve the tense situation in order to ensure the observance of the CAG's goals - to serve the people and the state," Aliyev said.
The CAG was established on Nov. 17, 2008 to effectively protect the rights of Azerbaijanis in Georgia, and to prevent their migration to other countries through their integration into teh country's civil society.
According to unofficial information, about 500,000 Azerbaijanis live in Georgia.