CIS Interparliamentary Assembly to promote election monitoring common standards
Azerbaijan, Baku, March 27 /Trend E. Kosolapova/
The CIS Interparliamentary Assembly (IPA CIS) intends to promote development of common standards of observing international elections within the OSCE, Novosti-Kazakhstan reported referring to the statement of CIS Interparliamentary Assembly's Council, adopted on Tuesday after a meeting in Almaty.
"We intend to actively promote democracy, parliamentary system, observance of the citizens' rights of the IPA CIS member countries, and continue cooperation with the CIS Executive Committee, aimed at developing and adopting of common, mutually agreed standards of international elections observation within the OSCE," the document says.
Moreover, IPA CIS Council's members expressed readiness to contribute to further improving of the legal framework based on international legal standards and improve its effectiveness in close cooperation of CIS-member countries.
Earlier Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayev accused the OSCE observers of using the double standards while observing the elections in some countries, and in Kazakhstan in particular.
"We observe unilateral approach to the activities of this international organization, which is pressure of some countries on others," Nazarbayev said.
The 20th anniversary meeting of the Council of the Interparliamentary Assembly (IPA) of the CIS Member Nations took place in Kazakh city of Almaty on Tuesday.
Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, Tajikistan and Ukraine are attending the jubilee session.