US Senators’ chiefs of staff: “Section 907 can be abolished, but it takes time” - PHOTO

US Senators’ chiefs of staff: “Section 907 can be abolished, but it takes time” - <font color=red>PHOTO</font>
# 05 April 2012 11:35 (UTC +04:00)
Baku. Victoria Dementieva – APA. The Center for Strategic Studies under the President of Azerbaijan hosted a conference “Civil Society: realities and perspectives” today. According to APA, representatives of the non-governmental organizations and mass media, as well as chiefs of staff of some US Senators attended the conference. The development and perspectives of media and civil society in Azerbaijan were discussed at the conference.

In her welcoming speech, deputy director of the Center for Strategic Studies Gulshan Pashayeva said that the United States was one of the first countries recognized the independence of Azerbaijan. More that 100 bilateral agreements signed between Azerbaijan and the United States underlies cooperation between the two countries in various spheres.

Leaders of NGOs informed the US Senators’ chiefs of staff about the activities of their organizations. Chairman of the Society for Humanitarian Studies Avaz Hasanov noted that at least 3000 NGOs were registered in the country, but only 250 of them are working actively.

Speaking about the US financial aid to the separatist regime in Nagorno Karabakh, US Senators’ chiefs of staff said that this issue must be reviewed by the Congress and Azerbaijan must work more intensively for addressing this problem again.

US Senators’ chief of staff also expressed opinion about the reasons preventing abolishment of Section 907 of the United States Freedom Support Act. They said division of power to the legislative and executive branches hamper some legislative processes. “This issue is being reviewed, Section 907 can be abolished, but it takes time”.

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