Ganira Pashayeva slams Council of Europe for Armenians’ arsons in Azeri lands

Ganira Pashayeva slams Council of Europe for Armenians’ arsons in Azeri lands
# 23 January 2008 10:49 (UTC +04:00)
Azerbaijani MP said that though footages of Armenians’ arsons were presented, organization did not give strict reaction to it.
“Thousand hectares area caught fire and was destructed, flora and fauna were damaged. These arsons not only damage ecology of Azerbaijan, but Europe at the same time.Therefore, many forests are cut in the Azerbaijani 20 % occupied lands and sold as raw material to foreign countries,” she said. Ms. Pashayeva noted that they expect serious efforts from Assembly to prevent ecological disasters and stressed that PACE member countries should give reaction to such events and take any measures. Pashayeva stated that Azerbaijan has got drinking water problem and a big part of water reserve is in Azerbaijani occupied lands.
“Other serious problem is that, rivers flowing through Armenia to Azerbaijan are polluted with chemical, biological and other dangerous wastes by Armenia,” she said. Azerbaijan raised this issue in various international organizations, as well as, presented written appeal to the Committee of Ministers of Council of Europe, but proper reactions were not given. Pashayeva mentioned that Armenia did not ratify convention on protection of trans-border water./APA/
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