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Azerbaijani Foreign Minister to Present Speech to UN on Human Rights

Society Materials 13 March 2007 12:10

Azerbaijan, Baku / Trend , corr S.Agayeva / The Azerbaijani Foreign Minister, Elmar Mammadyarov, is participating in a session of the UN Council of Human Rights, held in Geneva.

The Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry reported that the Minister is expected to make a speech on the situation of human rights and inform the participants in the session about reforms held in this sphere.

The Council of Human Rights is a subsidiary body of the UN General Assembly, which replaced the UN Commission on Human Rights. Since 2006 Azerbaijan has held a membership at the Council.

As part of its participation in the session, the Azerbaijani Foreign Minister will also meet with the Armenian Foreign Minister.

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