Samad Seyidov: Armenia’s being away sanctions absolutely nonsense

Baku: “Unlike previous years, the PACE majority does not take serious the position of the Armenian delegation”

On March 17, the Monitoring Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) held discussions on “frozen conflicts”, including the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.

During the discussions, the Azerbaijani side strongly protested against the introduction of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict as a “frozen conflict” and achieved the conflict to be discussed as an active conflict, head of the Azerbaijani delegation to PACE Samad Seyidov told APA.

He said every day people are killed and provocations committed in the territories occupied by Armenians and on the line of contact.

According to Seyidov, it was also emphasized in the discussions that international documents, especially the 4 UN resolutions, have remained unfulfilled for years because no sanctions were imposed on the invading country and even this country along with other states freely participates in EU activities.

“We stated that the invading country that caused the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is today sitting at PACE without any problem and join discussions. We told them they had experience. For instance, you have recently imposed sanctions on Russia but Armenia, despite pursing an occupying policy, faces no sanctions. This time again we raised the issue and outlined the fact that no sanctions were imposed on Armenia is absolutely nonsense,” he noted.

Seyidov said that during the meeting Azerbaijan’s position was supported by many countries and Armenian representatives, upon seeing it, raised their voices in an attempt to disrupt the progress of the meeting.

“But unlike previous years, the PACE majority do not take serious the position of the Armenian delegation. Everyone now sees that one country faces sanctions but no actions are taken against Armenia, which has invaded Azerbaijani lands and comfortably sitting at PACE. It seems non-sense to everyone,” he underlined.

Taking into account the ongoing discussions, as well as the fact that Robert Walter is collecting materials in connection with the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, we can say that PACE in a shot time will adopt a document on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Seyidov added.

SOURCE: Azeri Press News Agency