“AZERBAIJAN AND THE COUNCIL OF EUROPE” DEDICATED
At the round-table conducted on the initiative of the “Yeni Azerbaijan” Party and dedicated to the third anniversary of Azerbaijan’s admission to the Council of Europe, attended were Members of Parliament, representatives of numerous structures, independent politolgists and experts.
Participants of the workshop revered memory of the national leader of Azerbaijani people Heydar Aliyev with a moment of silence.
It was noted that Azerbaijan was admitted to the Council of Europe three years ago. It was possible thanks to the titanic labor of President Heydar Aliyev. Policy of the great statesman was directed to integration of Azerbaijan to the international community, entrance to the European family, recognition of it by this international organization.
There are many international organizations. In order to become a member of these organizations, it is necessary to be an independent state. Peculiarity of the Council of Europe is that after admission to this structure, it is necessary to fulfill certain obligations. Only after this, the member state can cooperate with this Organization.
Speakers noted the achievements Azerbaijan gained in the Council of Europe, underlining that these successes are connected with the political ability, principle and resoluteness of Ilham Aliyev who until ele3ction as President was the head of the parliament delegation of Azerbaijan at PACE, and then was elected deputy chairman of the Organization and Bureau member. Just thanks to his principle and resoluteness, Armenian was recognized as an aggressor state in the documents of the Council of Europe. And the Decree of President Ilham Aliyev on amnesty grieved and disappointed the enemies of Azerbaijan, who tried to play the card of “political prisoners”.
Participants of the “round-table’ called on some persons naming them human rights defenders, to be objective, bring to the notice of the world community the problems of the Country and unanimously stated that the delegation should further, using the CE platform, try to make aware the world of the truth of Azerbaijan.
Speaking of the inter-relations of the obligations and national interests, it was underlined that fulfillment of the taken obligations should not be the last target for Azerbaijan. The key goal is that expanding mutually beneficial cooperation with this Organization, to turn Azerbaijan to more democratic and prosperous state. The Council of Europe should become a tool and play the role of bridge on this way.