Today, Azerbaijan
Sept 2 2005

First meeting of autumn parliamentary session held

02 September 2005 [14:38] - Today.Az

The first meeting of the autumn session of the Milli Majlis
(Parliament) was held on Thursday.

In his remarks, Murtuz Alasgarov, the chairman of the Milli Majlis,
said that spring and special sessions were successfully completed,
Trend reports. The MPs adopted 145 laws and resolutions, and put some
bills to the vote in the first and second readings.

Alasgarov noted that the parliamentary elections would be held on 6
November, and all conditions were established to hold democratic and
transparent elections. According Alasgarov, they planned to adopt laws
on administrative execution, address social aid, investment activities.

The Azerbaijani MPs will discuss a draft state budget for 2006 and
other budgetary documents in October. Alasgarov also stressed that
the economic growth over the first 6 month of 2005 comprised 17%,
the industry potential - 20%. As predicted the budget for 2006 will
make up $3,200 million.

The deputies commemorated martyrs' memory in relation to the 12th
anniversary of the occupation of the regions Gubadli, Fuzuli, Jabrail
by the Armenian armed forces and discussed the agenda.

They proposed to put the bills on oil and indexation of savings to the
discussion, as well as adopt a statement in relation to the military
review planned by Armenians in Nagorniy Karabakh. Stressing importance
of both laws, Alasgarov said that the issues would be discussed
during the session due to the disagreements with the state bodies. The
meeting approved the working plan and considered other issues.


From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress