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Migration crisis, public health and interests of pharmaceutical industry to top agenda of PACE fall session

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Baku, September 24, AZERTAC 

A joint debate on the humanitarian and political response to the migration and refugee crisis in Europe, the challenges for countries of transit, and the urgent need for a real European asylum system, with the intervention of the President of the Italian Chamber of Deputies Laura Boldrini, will be among highlights of PACE's Autumn Session due in Strasbourg from 28 September-2 October, according to the Assembly`s website.

There will also be debates on public health and the interests of the pharmaceutical industry, freedom of religion and living together in a democratic society, the implementation of judgments of the European Court of Human Rights and the activities of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD), with the participation of its Secretary General Angel Gurría.

The Assembly will elect its Secretary General for the five years to come and award the 2015 Václav Havel Human Rights Prize.

Azerbaijan`s delegation at the event will be led by chairman of the parliamentary committee on international and interparliamentary relations Samad Seyidov.

The session will feature debate over a presentation on “Freedom of religion and living together in a democratic society “ by Azerbaijani MP Rafael Huseynov.

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