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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.
Elkhan Suleymanov: as a whole, the report of the PACE Monitoring Committee can be considered constructive
On September 4, the co-rapporteurs submitted draft report on Azerbaijan during Paris meeting of the PACE Monitoring Committee, and the debates were held regarding the report. Elkhan Suleymanov, MP from Shamakhi and member of the Monitoring Committee, gave information about it.
The Member of Parliament told that the report on Azerbaijan prepared by the co-rapporteurs of the Monitoring Committee reflects changes in the country for the last 4 years. The sections regarding human rights and fundamental freedoms, democratic institutions, political and economic reforms, as well as current geopolitical situation around the region and Armenian-Azerbaijan Nagorno Karabakh conflict have been dealt with in the report. Thus, it could be concluded that the report wholly covers the processes in the country.
Elkhan Suleymanov: The criteria on political prisoners prepared on Nergaard principles are out-dated and completely incompetent for European countries – INTERVIEW
28 Jun 2012
The Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) discussed two reports on ‘The definition of political prisoners’ and ‘The follow-up to the issue of political prisoners in Azerbaijan’ of the German rapporteur Christoph Strasser (Socialist Group) in Strasbourg on 26 June 2012.
Elkhan Suleymanov, MP and the member of the Azerbaijani Delegation to PACE, answered the questions of APA on the course of debates.
– June 26 was an important day for Azerbaijan as two reports were discussed in the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights Committee of PACE. How would you evaluate Committee meeting on June 26?
– June 26 was an important day for Azerbaijan to realize its true friends in Europe; to make clear to what extent the MPs of the Council of Europe were ready to have an open and transparent debate on the definition of the political prisoners while showing their willingness to adopt a fair approach with regards to the situation in Azerbaijan.