Elmar Mammadyarov: It is regrettable that OSCE/ODIHR makes statements on behalf of the whole organization basing only on the technical mandate and knowledge

Elmar Mammadyarov: It is regrettable that OSCE/ODIHR makes statements on behalf of the whole organization basing only on the technical mandate and knowledge
# 05 December 2013 13:27 (UTC +04:00)

We are confident that dialogue and abidance by the guidelines of the Helsinki Final Act signed in 1975 are an imperative for the implementation of the major functions of OSCE,” said Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov addressing the 20th meeting of the OSCE Ministerial Council, APA’s correspondent reports from Kiev.

Minister Mammadyarov thanked Ukraine for its activities during the OSCE Chairmanship: “We consider that the roadmap proposed by the upcoming chairmanship of Switzerland and Serbia will allow us solving the most problematic issues of the OSCE, including the protracted conflicts and ensuring control over weapons. It is impossible to succeed in the formation of the mechanism of fair control over arms without achieving demilitarization of the conflict-affected territories.”

Minister also touched on the OSCE institutions’ assessment on the elections in Azerbaijan.

“It is regrettable that separate institutions make statements on behalf of the whole organization regarding political issues, including monitoring of elections, basing on only the technical mandate and knowledge, without having concrete information and without coordinating their activity with the Secretary General or chairmanship,. Therefore, we are sure that the role of OSCE/ODIHR should be reviewed within Helsinki-40 process,” he said.

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