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Azerbaijani President attends opening of Euronest PA second session in Baku

3 April 2012

An official opening ceremony of the second session of the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly took place at the Milli Majlis of Azerbaijan.

President Ilham Aliyev participated in the ceremony.

Chairman of Milli Majlis Ogtay Asadov welcomed President Aliyev and the delegates.

The President made a speech at the ceremony.


Azerbaijan hosts second session of Euronest Parliamentary Assembly

2 april 2012 

The second session of the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly has started in Baku, APA reports.

The session has started with the meetings of the Euronest PA Committee on Economic Integration, Legal Approximation and Convergence with EU Policies, Committee on Energy Security, Committee on Political Affairs, Human Rights and Democracy.

The official opening of the session will be held on April 3.



Euronest PA issues Baku session’s draft programme

29 march 2012

Baku. Parvin Abbasov – APA. The Euronest Parliamentary Assembly issued draft programme of its 2nd Ordinary Session in Baku.

According to the programme, on April 1, the European Parliament Secretariat and Euronest PA Co-Secretariats will hold their meetings at the Azerbaijani Parliament. Briefings with aperitif hosted by Kristian Vigenin, Co-President of the Euronest PA, Chairman of the EP Delegation to the Euronest PA, with Roland Kobia, EU Ambassador in the Republic of Azerbaijan and the participation of EUMS Ambassadors (EP Delegation), as well as of the delegations of the Eastern Partnership counties will be held on that day. On April 2, the Working Group on Belarus will hold a meeting at the Azerbaijani Parliament. Meetings of the Euronest PA Co-presidents Kristian Vigenin and Boris Tarasyuk and the other members of the Bureau with the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and Speaker of the Milli Majlis of the Republic of Azerbaijan will take place on April 2. 


Euronest Parliamentary Assembly SECOND ORDINARY SESSION

29 march 2012

Euronest Parliamentary Assembly


 Tuesday 3 April 2012

Wednesday 4 April 2012 


Milli Mejlis

 Plenary Session Hall



Tuesday, 3 April 2012 – 12.00-13.00hrs

Formal opening of the Session by Mr Ogtay ASADOV, Speaker of the Milli Mejlis

Video-message by Mr Martin Schulz, President of the European Parliament

Address by Mr Borys TARASYUK, Co-President of the Euronest PA

Address by Mr Kristian VIGENIN, Co-President of the Euronest PA

Address by Mr Stefan FULE, Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy

Address by H.E. Mr Ilham ALIYEV, President of theRepublicofAzerbaijan

Adoption of amendments to the Rules of Procedure


Euronest Parliamentary Assembly Baku Meetings

29 march 2012

Euronest Parliamentary Assembly


Committee on Economic Integration, Legal Approximation and Convergence

with EU Policies Meeting


Monday 2 April 2012 11.30 – 14.30

Milli Mejlis, Baku


Draft agenda

1. Adoption of draft agenda

2. Approval of the minutes of the meeting of 23 January2012 inBrussels

3. Opening statement by Ms Sevindj HASANOVA, Deputy Minister of Economic

Development,RepublicofAzerbaijan, and exchange of views

4. Discussion and adoption of the Draft Report on trade agreements between the EU and

Eastern Partners, including the Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Areas, and the EU

assistance in the field


Elkhan Suleymanov: Azerbaijan is fully ready for the Baku session of the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly

19 March 2012

Azerbaijan is fully ready for the Baku session of the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly, head of the Azerbaijani delegation to Euronest PA, parliamentarian Elkhan Suleymanov told APA.

He said technical and organizational issues for the session that will be held in Baku on April 2-4 have been completed. The session will be held at the Azerbaijani Parliament, speaker of the parliament Ogtay Asadov will open the session.


Azerbaijani MPs address Belgium Foreign Minister

sMr. Steven Vanackere,

Foreign Minister of Kingdom of Belgium 


Mr. Luc Truyens,

Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Belgium to Azerbaijan


Mr. Philippe Blanchart,

Chairman of the Belgium-Azerbaijan inter-parliamentary friendship group


Management of “Betravel” company

(Betravel, Rue Victor Allard, 147 1180 Bruxelles)



regarding the information on the suggestion about travel to Nagorno Karabakh in 2012 spread by “Betravel” company

The information for subversive purposes was recently placed in the official website ( of “Betravel” company based in the Kingdom of Belgium (Betravel, Rue Victor Allard, 147 1180 Bruxelles, Tel +32 2/332 09 35; begin_of_the_skype_highlighting +32 2/332 09 35). The same information was also published in the newspaper “La tribune de Bruxelles”, as well as was placed in metal boxes for free newspapers and magazines at railway and subway stations, where there are a lot of people and was distributed among people.

The website of the company suggests to travel to Armenia and Nagorno Karabakh on September 15-27, 2012. At the same time, the website seriously falsificated historical facts, describes Nagorno Karabakh as an independent state, and ancient Albanian temples of XIII century as Armenian churches.


To the attention of Mr. Erling Skjønsberg, the Ambassador of Norway to the Republic of Azerbaijan

Open Letter


Dear Mr. Ambassador!

The information was broadcasted on,,, and other websites that through your office of Ambassador to the Republic of Azerbaijan your country is officially organizing, or at least actively supporting, a politically inspired event that will take place in Baku on November 4th. Personally I deeply regret to this news. The NGO “For the sake of Human Rights” is organizing that day a conference on the issue “To asses and to ask the release of political prisoners on the basis of UN and CE criteria.”

For more than two years the Azerbaijani Delegation to the Council of Europe is asking to start within PACE an open and transparent debate on those criteria, unfortunately without success. Some NGO’s, together with Azeri opposition parties, by all means want to avoid this debate and appeal on foreign countries and their ambassadors to give them support, not to have this open debate.


Azerbaijan is not a ground for the application of the concept of “political prisoner”, which has no clear international – legal nature and criteria

According to the information of several websites on October 7-8, 2011, the agreement has been concluded between the Public Union “For the sake of Human Rights” and Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway on the realization of the project “To define political prisoners in Azerbaijan and to create their database on the basis of UN and CE criteria”. The agreement has been signed by Mr. Eynulla Fatullayev, Chairman of the Public Union “For the sake of Human Rights” and Mr. Marit Halswick, Head of the Department for Eurasia and Regional Cooperation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Norway.


Belgian parliamentarians participated in the wedding ceremony in Galaibugurd village in Shamakhi.

Baku – APA. 5 members delegation of the working group on interparliamentary relations between Belgium-Azerbaijan paid a visit to Azerbaijan on 4-8 July, held several meetings. Elkhan Suleymanov, the deputy and the head of the working group on Azerbaijan-Belgium interparliamentary relations, gave an interview to APA about the discussed issues and the purpose of the visit. (more…)