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Azerbaijani leadership accepts normally PACE’s last resolution

24 June 2005 [09:25] - TODAY.AZ
The leadership of Azerbaijan accepts normally the resolution on Azerbaijan, adopted on 22 June at the summer session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), head of the foreign relations department of the Executive Office of the Azerbaijan’s President (EOP), Novruz Mamedov told Trend.
«We all accept it quite normally and relate it to the attention to Azerbaijan. Azerbaijan is already one of the European countries, a normal country and civil processes are taking place here. Political processes go their usual course, economic legislation has been developing, economic development is very good, Mamedov said and added, that all necessary issues had been periodically solved by the leadership of Azerbaijan themselves.

A EOP high-ranking official called also as normal the interest of the international public to Azerbaijan in regard to the upcoming parliamentary elections. «In the document, adopted in the PACE framework, all positive moments, happening in Azerbaijan, are noted. The issues to be solved are also noted. I think displaying of such position by them is a very positive fact. It means that we cooperate successfully with these institutions and countries and will continue it. Therefore, we express gratitude for the unbiased attitude”, he said. Mamedov stressed, that the Azerbaijani leadership would implement and realize all issues. «In regard to the upcoming parliamentary elections the President of Azerbaijan raised such questions before all structures of the country. And I guess that we will implement all of them normally and there will be no problems”, he added.

As Mamedov noted, the Azerbaijani leadership has the identical attitude to discussions in subcommittees of the House of Representatives of the US Congress with the requirement to hold free and fair elections in Azerbaijan.

On 22 June 2005, at the PACE session in Strassbourg, reports, related to Azerbaijan, have been listened to. “Activities of democratic institutions in Azerbaijan” (rapporteurs: Andreas Gross and Andreas Herkel) and “Implementation of Resolution 1359 on political prisoners in Azerbaijan” (rapporteur: Malcolm Bruce). On the results of their discussions resolution has been adopted.


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