Azerbaijani delegation refuses to attend Euronest PA session in Yerevan

Baku: The 4th session of the Euronest PA has today kicked of in Yerevan.

During the session to last till March 18, a plenary meeting will be held along with meetings of the Bureau and four standing committees, the proposed amendments on relevant reports will be put to vote, the reports will be discussed again and the messages addressed by Euronest PA to the Eastern Partnership Summit to be held in Riga in May 2015 will be received.

Chairman of the Azerbaijani Delegation to the Euronest PA, Elkhan Suleymanov, told APA that the Azerbaijani delegation repeatedly and resolutely expressed its objection against holding the Euronest PA sessions, Bureau and Committees’ meetings in Armenia, as well as against co-chairmanship of Armenia to the Euronest PA, during Bureau meetings between 2011 and 2014.

The Azerbaijani delegation highlighted in its statements that it is inadmissible to hold the Euronest PA sessions, Bureau and Committees’ meetings in Armenia and to allow Armenia to co-chair the Euronest PA until occupied territories are liberated.

“Therefore, the decision on holding the plenary session of the Euronest PA in Yerevan was adopted despite resolute objections of Azerbaijani delegation. Furthermore, the Azerbaijani delegation unambiguously stated that it won’t attend plenary sessions and meetings of the institution to be held in Armenia,” he noted.

SOURCE: Azeri Press News Agency