Strasbourg, June 24, AZERTAC
The necessity of arranging a meeting between Azerbaijani and Armenian delegations to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) has been underscored on the sidelines of the organization`s session in Strasbourg.
“During our meeting with PACE president Pedro Agramunt on the sidelines of the session the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict was broadly discussed, and the necessity of organizing a meeting between Azerbaijani and Armenian delegations within the framework of PACE was underlined,” Samad Seyidov, chair of Milli Majlis Committee on international relations and interparliamentary ties, head of Azerbaijani delegation to PACE, told AZERTAC.
“The Azerbaijani side is long prepared for such a meeting, but the Armenians always refuse. However, sooner or later, the Armenian delegation must sit at the negotiating table.”
“We are trying to arrange such a meeting at the next session, and plan to discuss the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict as well as the activity of both delegations in PACE,” he said.
Seyidov also added that they discussed with the PACE president ongoing reforms and development processes in Azerbaijan.