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Azeri MPs' appeal discussed in CE Ministers committee meeting

25 October 2006 [20:08] - TODAY.AZ
The 978th meeting of the representatives of ministers was held in the CE Ministers committee.

Four written appeals to Ministers Council made by Rafael Huseynov and Genire Pashayeva, the representatives of Azerbaijani Parliament in PACE was discussed in the meeting, APA European bureau reports.

The document sent by Rafael Huseynov is called "Impediment of the dangerous precedent caused to the future and integrity of Europe by the belligerent Armenia, which is not willing to obey international laws and legal norms" and the documents sent by Genire Pashayeva are called "Environmental catastrophe as a result of the pollution of the Azerbaijani water sources with chemical and biological substances by Armenia," "The functioning of the Metsamor Atomic Power Station of Armenia: great danger for the South Caucasus and the whole of Europe," "Regular violation of the agreement on cease-fire regime between Azerbaijan and Armenia and crimes against humanity perpetrated by armed forces of Armenia against civil citizens of Azerbaijan."

The discussions were tense. Armenian side suggested removing of these issues from Ministers Committee's agenda and suggested sending a letter to PACE President, because they think there will not be consensus. Azerbaijani Standing Representatives in PACE also made speeches in the meeting. Azerbaijani side also presented Pashyeva's position on Metsamor Atomic Power Station to the committee. She stated that the work of this station is dangerous not only for Azerbaijan, but also for the region. Turkey, Germany and Switzerland supported Azerbaijani's position.

At the end, the chief of the committee suggested holding consultations between Azerbaijan and Armenia on this problem with its participation and it was decided to discuss the problem in further meetings.


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