US response to petition urged for return of territories surrounding Nagorno-Karabakh to Azerbaijan’s control: ACSDA president
APA had an interview with Elkhan Suleymanov, Azerbaijani MP, President of Association for Civil Society Development in Azerbaijan (ACSDA)
16:41 05 January
Baku hosts conference on PACE resolution on Sarsang reservoir
The Association for Civil Society Development in Azerbaijan (ACSDA) held a conference titled “PACE Resolution 2085: from practice to theory” in Baku Dec. 23.
11:40 23 December
Armenian side intensifies provocations against Azerbaijan
Baku – APA. Armenian lobby and other anti-Azerbaijani forces are deeply concerned about Azerbaijan’s recent achievements on various issues on foreign policy, particularly within international organizations. These achievements mainly include two issues – failure of attempts to pressure with the issues of so-called human rights violations and political prisoner and the adoption of the resolutions on ongoing occupation of Nagorno-Karabakh and other seven territories of Azerbaijan. While the indication of success on the issue of political prisoner was negative vote of the vast majority of PACE members against the report by German MP Christoph Strasser in 2013, the other was the resolution on the occupation of Nagorno-Karabakh and other seven territories of Azerbaijan. The recent resolution in this regard is the PACE Resolution 2085 (2016) titled “Inhabitants of frontier regions of Azerbaijan are deliberately deprived of water” by Bosnian MP Milica Markovic. The resolution:
12:00 06 December
Armenian MP’s provocation prevented at PACE Monitoring Committee meeting
Baku. Malahat Najafova – APA. A report was discussed Wednesday at the Paris meeting of the PACE Monitoring Committee, within the framework of the mission of the ad hoc Sub-Committee on Conflicts between Member States of the Council of Europe, Elkhan Suleymanov, a member of the Azerbaijani delegation to PACE, told APA.
14:44 10 November
PACE Bureau considers constitutional referendum in Azerbaijan valid
Baku – APA. The Bureau of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) has unanimously approved the memorandum prepared by the head of the Macedonian delegation to the PACE, Aleksandar Nikoloski, who headed the Assembly’s assessment mission for the 26 September constitutional referendum in Azerbaijan, Elkhan Suleymanov, Azerbaijani MP, a member of the Azerbaijani Delegation to PACE, told APA on Oct. 10.
12:39 10 October
PACE session to consider issue of judge from Azerbaijan to European court
The parliament told APA that the delegation includes MPs Vusal Huseynov, Ganira Pashayeva, Rovshan Rzayev, Sahiba Gafarova, Rafael Huseynov, Elkhan Suleymanov, Sevinj Huseynova, Muslum Mammadov, Fazil Mustafa and Sabir Hajiyev.
19:52 07 October
“New wave of pressure will start against Azerbaijan with restoration of cooperation with Euronest PA”
The Euronest Parliamentary Assembly is the most unsuccessful and damaging component of the European Union’s Eastern Partnership program. Although created to open new venues of international dialogue, it has become a forum of platitudes, biased discourse and double standards. Instead of providing common solutions to the major problems of the Eastern Partnership (EaP) countries (Azerbaijan, Belarus, Armenia, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine) with the help of the EU, the Euronest assembly is mired in endless irrelevant discussions, with no end-results or implementation powers.
11:06 30 September
Comments on Preliminary Opinion by Venice Commission on draft modifications to Azerbaijani Constitution
13:52 22 September
White House: Territories surrounding Nagorno-Karabakh should be returned to Azerbaijan’s control
In response to the petition, the White House stated that as a co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group, the United States is strongly committed to a peaceful and lasting settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
11:22 11 June
Elkhan Suleymanov: ACSDA project enjoys great importance irrespective of White House response
Against the background of long-term and ongoing global political pressure to our country by power states and international organizations, I seriously question an objective response by the US to ACSDA's petition. For example, US State Secretary Mr. John Kerry congratulated the Azerbaijani people on the occasion of the Republic Day. He also noted that the US is as always committed to help to the settlement of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. The same day, Mr. Kerry's statement published on the website of State Department reads that the US unconditionally supports the independence and territorial integrity of Georgia within the internationally recognized borders. The fact that Mr. Kerry takes a different position on two neighboring South Caucasian countries seriously affects my optimistic expectations regarding the objectivity of the response to ACSDA's petition.
11:26 27 May
Over 320,000 sign White House petition to stop occupation of Nagorno-Karabakh
He said today is the deadline for the minimum number of signatures required for the petition to become valid, however, others can still sign the petition while it is awaiting a response from the Obama Administration (by July 6).
17:24 06 May
Azerbaijani delegation to leave for Strasbourg to attend PACE spring session
Baku – APA. A group of MPs led by Chairman of the parliamentary Committee on International and Interparliamentary Relations, Head of Azerbaijan's delegation to PACE Samad Seyidov will be on a visit to Strasbourg on April 17-23 to attend the spring session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE).
15:38 16 April
Baku State University hosts meeting as part of White House petition to end Karabakh occupation
Baku. Javid Zeynalli – APA. A meeting was held Thursday with students of Baku State University, as part of the petition "Establish justice and prevent a great catastrophe" addressed to the Barack Obama administration by Association for Civil Society Development in Azerbaijan.
15:12 14 April
Turkish celebrities express support for White House petition to stop Karabakh occupation
Turkish public and political figures, celebrities–-former European Union Minister Egemen Bağış, Adviser to Turkish President Hidayet Turkoglu, MPs from the ruling party AKP party, governmental and non-governmental organizations, famous singers Mustafa Sandal, Demet Akalin, world-famous Turkish footballer Arda Turan, famous football teams and players signed the petition, shared the link of the petition on their pages in social networks and calling on people to support Azerbaijan’s just cause.
19:13 11 April
Azerbaijan launches White House petition to stop Karabakh occupation
The White House petition was submitted by ACSDA President, Elkhan Suleymanov.
13:08 07 April
Member of Azerbaijani delegation to PACE sends letter to US Congressman Adam Schiff
Baku – APA. Elkhan Suleymanov, Azerbaijani MP, a member of the Azerbaijani Delegation to PACE, has sent a letter to Congressman Mr. Adam Schiff, a member of House of Representatives of the US Senate. APA presents the letter below.
11:09 10 February
Elkhan Suleymanov: “We have witnessed great unfairness, injustice”
Strasbourg. Fuad Gulubeyli-APA. Members of the Azerbaijani Parliament’s permanent delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, Elkhan Suleymanov’s interview to APA:
02:31 27 January
Azerbaijani parliamentarians to visit Strasbourg
Baku – APA. Members of the Azerbaijani Parliament’s permanent delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe Rafael Huseynov, Rovshan Rzayev, Elkhan Suleymanov, Sevinj Fataliyeva, Ganira Pashayeva, Sahiba Gafarova, Fazil Mustafa, Elshan Musayev, Sabir Hajiyev, Vusal Huseynov and Muslum Mammadov will be on a visit to Strasbourg on January 24-30 to attend the PACE winter session.
17:11 23 January
“Armenians in the South Caucasus” book presented in Baku
Baku. Etibar Mammadov – APA. The Heydar Aliyev Heritage Center hosted Jan.22 the presentation of the book entitled “Armenians in the South Caucasus”.
13:23 22 January
PACE appoints new co-rapporteur on Azerbaijan
The new co-rapporteur will replace Tadeusz Iwinski (Poland) in this post, member of the Azerbaijani Delegation to PACE Elkhan Suleymanov told APA.
13:05 09 December