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The eleventh Annual Conference of Parliament Network on the World Bank and International Monetary Fund which was organised by the Association for Civil Society Development in Azerbaijan is still on the focus of world media.
APA reports that 306 foreign mass media servises like Wall Street Journal, Marketwatch, Boston Globe, Business Journal, Yahoo!, Deutsche Presse Agentur, Austria Presse Agentur, Finanz Nachrichten published in the English, German and French languages covered the event in which the 235 people from 74 countries of the world took place.
Chairman of Azerbaijani Delegation to Euronest PA Elkhan Suleymanov has sent a letter to the President of the European Parliament, European Commission, Foreign Ministers of EU Member States, Co-Presidents of the Euronest PA, All members of European Parliament and Euronest PA, Suleymanov’s office told APA.
The letter says:
“Despite several election violations, the international observation missions evaluated the presidential elections held on February 18th 2013 in the aggressor state Armenia as “democratic elections” in the light of democracy, human rights and rule of law. All this despite the fact that the country in question has been occupying the territory of Azerbaijan for almost 25 years, condones the daily violation of basic human rights of all citizens who are or should be resident in the occupied territories, and with its general behavior, denial of the crime of genocide in Khojaly, February 1992, and outright disregard for democratic values is in blatant breach of most of the principles and values of both the European Union and Council of Europe.”
Today Elkhan Suleymanov, the Member of Parliament form Shamakhi, the Member of Azerbaijan Delegation in PACE had a speech in the meeting of Monitoring Committee. Andres Herkel, the Chairman of the Monitoring Committee tried to interrupt the speech of the Member of Azerbaijan Parliament. The reason for that was indicated as the violation of the standing order, but in fact the Members of Armenia Parliament and the pro-Armenian lawmakers tried to prevent the speech of the Member of Azerbaijan Parliament.
Head of the Azerbaijani delegation to Euronest Parliamentary Assembly: We call on the international community to consider Armenian presidential elections illegitimate
Head of the Azerbaijani delegation to Euronest Parliamentary Assembly Elkhan Suleymanov has issued a statement on presidential elections in Armenia, Suleymanov’s office told APA. The statement says: “On February 18th 2013 presidential elections were organized in Armenia. The international community noted “a lack of impartiality of the public administration, misuse of administrative resources during the elections, and cases of pressure on voters were of concern. They stated that undue interference in the process, mainly by proxies representing the incumbent, and some serious violations were observed on the election day.”
EURONEST PARLIAMENTARY ASSEMBLY STATEMENT BY ELKHAN SULEYMANOV, MP VICE-CHAIRMAN OF THE ASSEMBLY CHAIRMAN OF THE AZERBAIJANI DELEGATION MEMBER OF PACE
On February 18th 2013 presidential elections were organized in Armenia. The international community noted “a lack of impartiality of the public administration, misuse of administrative resources during the elections, and cases of pressure on voters were of concern. They stated that undue interference in the process,
mainly by proxies representing the incumbent, and some serious violations were observed on the election day.”
The Azerbaijani Delegation to the Euronest PA made a statement regarding the information on putting Khankendi (Khojaly) airport into operation by separatist Nagorno-Karabakh regime. Elkhan Suleymanov, Chairman of the Azerbaijani Delegation to the Euronest PA, MP from Shamakhi told APA that the statement reads:
“Armenia, which has occupied 20% of Azerbaijani territories, including Nagorno Karabakh and 7 surrounding regions, and its so-called “Nagorno Karabakh” separatist regime have recently spread information regarding the operation of Khankendi (Khojaly) airport illegally built in the occupied Azerbaijani territories.
The conference on the subject of Azerbaijan in the XXI century. Building confidence between Azerbaijan and Andorra was held in Andorra
On December 13-14, Azerbaijani Delegation consisting of the members of Milli Majlis (National Parliament) of the Azerbaijan Republic and representatives of Azerbaijani Government paid an official visit to Andorra La Vella, capital of the Principality of Andorra. On December 14, the conference on the subject of “Azerbaijan in the XXI century. Building confidence between Azerbaijan and Andorra” was held in the building of General Council, high legislative authority of Andorra.
Mr. Herman Van Rompuy, the President of the European Council,
Mr. Jose Manuel Barroso, the President of the European Commission,
Mr. Martin Schulz, the President of the European Parliament,
Members of the European Parliament
Honourable Presidents and Colleagues,
The reward of the European Union with 2012 Nobel Peace prize is high appreciation of successes of the organization for revival ofEuropeand integration processes within 60 years’ period after the World War II according to the Nobel Committee. The Azerbaijani Delegation to the Euronest PA estimates the appreciation of the European Union’s role in the continent and world by Nobel Committee and thus, congratulates EU’s management and all EU officials, as well as MEPs, the European Commission and local governments of EU Member States
Azerbaijan has achieved serious progress in cooperation with Europe in political dialogue, Elkhan Suleymanov, President of the ACSDA, MP, Chairman of the Azerbaijani Delegation to the Euronest PA, and member of the Azerbaijani Delegation to PACE, believes.
“Azerbaijan has succeeded in political dialogue with Europe, harmonization of legal systems, and cooperation in economic, public, and cultural spheres. Azerbaijan has become a strategic partner in the provision of energy security of Europe,” Suleymanov said in the international conference “Building bridges” organized by the Association for Civil Society Development in Azerbaijan (ACSDA) and the Institute for European Affairs (INEA).
The speech of the parliamentarian from Shamakhi Elkhan Suleymanov on the amnesty of Ramil Safarov at the meeting of Legal Affairs Committee of PACE held in Paris- 06.09.2012
Putting aside the emotional aspects around the case of Lieutenant Ramil Safarov, I will only focus on facts.
Firstly, Ramil Safarov was transferred from Hungary to Azerbaijan in full conformity with the Convention on the Transfer of Sentenced Persons.
Secondly, he was pardoned in full accordance with Article 12 of the above-mentioned Convention which allows explicitly any member country to grant pardon of sentence in such a case.
Thirdly, it is obvious that the debate on the Ramil Safarov case currently launched by Armenia in the international area has the only goal to consolidate the illegal Armenian presence in the occupied territories and to reject the demand of all international organizations (UN, PACE, EP, OSCE, etc) to withdraw their armed forces unconditionally from these territories.