“PACE Monitoring Committee members opposed Ramil Safarov’s issue to be brought to the agenda by Armenians”, Samad Seyidov -- INTERVIEW

“PACE Monitoring Committee members opposed Ramil Safarov’s issue to be brought  to the agenda by Armenians”, Samad Seyidov -- <font color=red>INTERVIEW</font>
# 04 September 2012 21:26 (UTC +04:00)
- Today, a report prepared by Azerbaijani delegation was heart at the Monitoring Committee of the PACE. How were discussions?

- Today hearing of the Monitoring Committee was held. Initial version of the report on Azerbaijan was submitted and discussed. Azerbaijani side should comment on the report within three months. Azerbaijani delegation had a chance to look through the reports several days ago.
When we are analyzing the report we can see some issues reflects reality despite others should be made more exact. But, in general the report is balanced. This report is also very important because very big part of the reports is about Nagorno Karabakh problem. Of course, Azerbaijani side’s insistence on this played an important role. Because Nagorno Karabakh is on the obligations of Azerbaijan and this is priority for us. The reports speaks widely about its role in the region, development as well as problems with human rights are also touched.
Today’s discussions of the report were in constructive atmosphere.


- - Was question on Azerbaijani officer Ramil Safarov’s extradition and pardon raised during the discussions?

- Of course, during the discussions Armenian side attempted to raise a question on the latest events at the region- Ramil Safarov’s extradition. But I and Elkhan Suleymanov in our speeches stressed that all the measures were taken in compliance with the international law, particularly with all the Convention on the Transfer of Sentenced Prisoners. This is a fact. To bring argument opposing it is impossible.
Interference, noise, manipulation attempts of Armenia create problems for themselves.

Therefore it is very important for us. Every time when these issues are raised, serious attention is directed to Nagorno Karabakh problem and “why did these happen?” question is created for International community”
This happened in relation with occupation of Azerbaijani territories and existence 1 million refugees in Azerbaijan.

When the issue is raised, there are more chances for the people to learn problem deeply.

These issues also attract more attention of the Council of Europe. At the sitting, I also noted that Armenia is raising an issue on “unconstructive position” of Azerbaijan but in fact Armenia itself refuses to attend works of Committee Nagorno Karabakh.

Armenia creates obstacles for the meeting Azerbaijani and Armenian communities at the Counsil of Europe. “These issues also attract more attention of the Council of Europe. At the sitting, I also noted that Armenia is raising an issue on “nonconstructive position” of Azerbaijan but in fact Armenia itself refuses to attend works of Committee Nagorno Karabakh.

Armenia creates obstacles for the meeting Azerbaijani and Armenian communities at the Counsil of Europe”.

- - What was reaction of other members of the monitoring committee on the issue?

At the speeches of the Monitoring Committee was clearly stated that the words and deeds of Armenia are not in compliance. This is a very important issue. International Community stresses compliance of the latest steps of Azerbaijan with international law and particularly norms accepted by the Council of Europe. I think that the new attempts of Armenia to harm the image of Azerbaijan failed. Today’s meeting of the Monitoring Committee was vivid proof of that. PACE Monitoring Committee members opposed Ramil Safarov’s issue to be brought to the agenda by Armenians”. They protested the members of the Armenian delegation trying to inform wrong information. Armenian side was told that they actually refuse to participate at the meetings of the committee on Nagorno Karabakh although Azerbaijan actively participates in it. On September 6, probably, this issue will be raised at a meeting of the Committee on the Human Rights of Council of Europe.
Elkhan Suleymanov and Rafael Huseynov from our delegation will participate there. At this meeting, it will be proved again that Azerbaijan did not break not only any item but also a single word of international conventions.

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