PACE PRESIDENT MEETS REPRESENTATIVES OF POLITICAL PARTIES

Azeri Press Agency
01 Jul 2008
Azerbaijan

Baku. Elbrus Seyfullayev-APA. President of the Parliamentary
Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) Lluís Maria de Puig has met
representatives of political parties, the Parliament's Press Service
told APA.

Ali Ahmadov, Deputy Chairman and Executive Secretary of YAP,
provided broad information about current economic development,
Nagorno Karabakh conflict, participation of political parties in
democratization, democratic reforms carried out in the country,
multiparty system. Ahmadov noted that MM had close cooperation
with PACE and this cooperation was important for Azerbaijan. PACE
President added that Azerbaijan's successes achieved in the fields
of democracy and Human Rights were highly valued by PACE. The guest
stressed that PACE recognized Azerbaijan's territorial integrity
and demanded withdrawal of Armenian troops from the occupied lands
of Azerbaijan. The PACE President noted that he would state these
opinions during his visit to Armenia soon.

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