DEPUTY CHAIRMAN OF COMMITTEE OF MINISTERS OF COE ANSWERED QUESTIONS OF AZERI DEPUTIES
Author: J.Shahverdiyev

TREND, Azerbaijan
July 1 2006

The members of the Azeri delegation in the Parliamentary Assembly
of the Council of Europe (PACE) addressed several questions to the
deputy chairman of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe
Aleksandra Grushko. At each session, the chairman of the Committee
of Ministers presents a report on the works realized within last year.

Because of the absence of Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov, the
chairman of the Committee of Ministers, at the session due to several
reasons, he was substituted by his deputy Aleksandra Grushko. The
member of Azeri delegation Rafael Huseynov asked a question about the
recognition of Armenia as an aggressor and ethnic cleansing policy
implemented by Armenians against Azerbaijan in the resolution No.
1416 of the Council of Europe.

Other members of Azeri delegation Aydin Mirzazade and Ganira Pashayeva
appealed with a question "as a chairman of the Committee of Ministers,
what steps does Russia take in the regulation of Nagorno-Karabakh
conflict". And Grushko told that Russia is interested in the
settlement of this conflict and makes possible efforts within the
OSCE Minsk Group.

The influence of the Council of Europe on the solution of the conflict
may consist of the acceleration of the talks and use of possible means
for politically regulating the conflict. The main responsibility falls
on the Minsk Group and this organization may play a decisive role.