Recently, most of the persons mentioned by some documents of the Assembly have been released from prison in accordance with pardon decree.
Recently, most of the persons mentioned by some documents of the Assembly have been released from prison in accordance with pardon decree signed by the Azerbaijani President. I consider that this step is very important for the development of democracy in Azerbaijan and at the same time, for further development of Azerbaijan-Council of Europe relations
The statement came from head of the Azerbaijani delegation to PACE Samed Seyidov speaking during the debates on the action plan of the Bureau and Permanent Committee.
Samed Seyidov said the Council of Europe addressed the problems in Syria, Egypt, Iraq and other countries, but it has also to address the problems existed inside the Council of Europe. “There are many such problems in our organization and the most important of them is the Nagorno Karabakh conflict. We, Azerbaijani side, are doing best to bring together the Azerbaijani and Armenian delegations at the Council of Europe. But this dialogue is impossible because lack of political will of the Armenian side.”
Samed Seyidov said PACE Subcommittee on Nagorno Karabakh is inactive. “How we can build confidence through dialogue in these conditions? Every time we call on the Council of Europe, PACE to invite the Armenian side to the dialogue to discuss the Nagorno Karabakh conflict. It is very important for future relations of both countries, which are full members of the Council of Europe. We support such dialogue and I consider that it is very important for the Council of Europe".