Azerbaijan will continue its activity in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, Samad Seyidov, head of the Azerbaijani delegation to the PACE told a press conference on Wednesday, APA reports.
The PACE Committee on Rules of Procedure on Wednesday decided to impose sanctions on Pedro Agramunt (Spain, EPP/CD) for a period of ten years, and Cezar Florin Preda (Romania, EPP/CD), Samad Seyidov (Azerbaijan, EC) and Jordi Xuclà (Spain, ALDE) for a period of two years.
“This sanction can not deprive us of the right to speak or restrict the preparation of certain documents,” Seyidov said.
He noted that those sanctioned will be banned from acting as a rapporteur or an election observer.
“This decision will not prevent the normal activities of the Azerbaijani delegation in the organization. This decision will not prevent the Azerbaijani delegation from raising the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict in the organization. Azerbaijan will continue its activity in PACE,” added Seyidov.