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Justice Minister visited Strabourg

03 June 2006 [12:49] - TODAY.AZ
Minister of Justice of Azerbaijan Fikret Mammadov has been visiting Strasbourg on May 3- June 2, to participate at the 13th general sitting of the Council of Europe Local and Regional Authorities (CELRA) Congress.

In the frame of visit, Mr. Mammadov met with the newly elected chairman of the CELRA, the Norwegian deputy H. Scard and ex-chairman C. Di Stai, AzerTAg informs.

Discussed were issues linked to improvement of the election legislation in the country, the works done related to the last parliamentary re-elections and reforms in the penitentiary establishments.

In the meetings with Secretary General of the Council of Europe Terry Davis and human rights commissioner T. Hammerberg, focused were issues of cooperation and priorities in this direction.

Minister of Justice also updated on the negations concerning settlement of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict, the Armenian aggression and its sequences, noting that the rights of over one million of Azerbaijanis were violated.

Head of the Permanent Representation of Azerbaijan at the Council of Europe Agshin Mehdiyev took part in the meetings.


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