BAKU CRITICIZES PACE POSITION ON KARABAKH ISSUE

Pan Armenian News
01.06.2005 03:59

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ Yesterday in Paris the Political Committee of
the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) passed
a decision on expanding the composition of the subcommittee on the
Karabakh conflict. Representatives of the opposition forces of Armenia
and Azerbaijan represented in the PACE will be included in it, Milli
Mejlis deputy and member of the Azeri group Asim Mollazade stated,
Echo Azeri newspaper reports. In his words, head of the Azerbaijani
delegation to PACE addressed the sitting yesterday. "He subjected
the CoE to sharp criticism for inactivity in the Karabakh conflict
settlement", Mollazade says. According to Mollazade, Seidov express
dissatisfaction with the implementation of the PACE resolution on
the Karabakh conflict. He stressed that 2 years have passed since the
adoption of the resolution, however no real steps were undertaken for
its realization. Besides, the parliamentarian said that the Azeri
delegation head offered to hold the sitting of the subcommittee in
Baku simultaneously with the sitting of the Monitoring Committee and
the Committee on Refugees (July 4-5, 2005). Mollazade also expressed
dissatisfaction with the principle of formation of the Committee on
Karabakh. "The principles of the Council of Europe are violated. For
some reason representatives of the ruling party only are included in
the Committee", he said indignantly. According to Mollazade his remarks
were welcomed and "all agreed that the issue has an international
importance." In this view the Azeri parliamentarian stressed that the
finite composition on the Committee on Karabakh will be ratified late
June during the Assembly Session. At that very time the decision on
expanding the composition will be taken, he assured.