In Strasbourg, on June 23, kicks off the summer session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) and the PACE website already on the initiative of a member of the Azerbaijani delegation Elkhan Suleymanov,who posted a draft resolution demanding sanctions against the Armenian delegation. There was in an interview with Panorama.am correspondent reported the Armenian parliament deputy from the faction of “Prosperous Armenia”, member of the Armenian delegation Naira Zohrabyan, adding that the Azerbaijani delegates, in particular, the draft resolution want to deprive the Armenian delegation’s voting rights.
According to her, Azerbaijan is not the first time at different stands trying to come up with absurd initiatives. So, in April, before Azerbaijan took the chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe, the country’s president Ilham Aliyev in one of his bellicose speeches said that the June session of PACE, they raise the question of depriving the Armenian delegation of powers.
As noted Naira Zohrabyan, the draft resolution prepared by Elkhan Suleymanov, signed 58 PACE deputies. “But when you look at the list of delegates who signed the draft resolution, it is clear that all have known lobbyists Azerbaijan, which is obtained at each session of the Azerbaijani their reward either in cash or caviar”- Zohrabyan confidently states that PACE will not lose vigilance and rational logic. MPs expressed confidence that this absurd Azerbaijani PACE initiative will not receive a response and development.
According to her, today, when the PACE summer session will began, about 10 of these 58 deputies will stand up and offered to suspend the mandate of the Armenian delegation, the issue will be referred to the Commission under the rules of PACE, such a procedure, but during this time the Armenian delegation will continue its work . “And under the rules of the Commission will not allow any progress in this delirium” – said Zohrabyan.
In this case, Committee Chairperson explained this step of Azerbaijan: “The Aliyev knows what awaits him in the PACE tomorrow, on June 24th, and Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov on June 25. Today Azerbaijan is in such anti-democratic crisis that the matter should seriously in international organizations, including PACE. And he knows what questions will sound after his speech and speech Mammadyarov, so use the option “best defense – attack”, “- she said.