Baku, September 26, AZERTAC
President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev has received a delegation led by President of the European Academy for Elections Observation (EAEO), Honorary Member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) Goris Emiel Stef. The delegation included Speaker of Maltese Parliament, head of the observation mission of EAEO Angelo Farrugia, as well as MPs from Malta, Serbia, Italy, France, Montenegro, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Romania, and members of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.
The head of state hailed the importance of the fact that Stef Goris, who represents an important organization such as the European Academy for Elections Observation, visits Azerbaijan accompanied by a large delegation to monitor the referendum. Saying a number of observers from more than 30 countries as well as important international organizations came to monitor the referendum, President Ilham Aliyev hailed the significance of their observing the voting.
The head of state said work was carried out to educate people on each issue which was put to a vote, adding that all necessary measures were taken to excellently organize the referendum.
President Ilham Aliyev said it is important that the European Academy for Elections Observation mission monitors the voting not only in Baku, but also in the regions.
President of EAEO, Honorary Member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe Goris Emiel Stef noted that from the early hours members of the mission have monitored the referendum in different polling stations. Saying they will continue their mission after the meeting, Mr. Goris noted that the organization will release a statement on the results of their observation following the final assessment at the end of the day.
Speaker of Maltese Parliament, head of the observation mission of EAEO Angelo Farrugia said that they observed a peaceful and organized voting at polling stations, adding that the voters had a careful approach to every issue put to referendum.