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Membership of political groups

  • Member: Alliance of Liberals and Democrats for Europe

Assembly Member

  • since 23/01/2006 Representative-Azerbaijan
  • from 22/01/2001 to 23/01/2006 Substitute-Azerbaijan

MP's role(s) in Committee(s) and Sub-Committee(s)

  • Full Member: Committee on Culture, Science, Education and Media
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Education, Youth and Sport
  • Full Member: Sub-Committee on Culture, Diversity and Heritage
  • Alternate of Ms Sahiba GAFAROVA (Full Member): Committee on Migration, Refugees and Displaced Persons


Last speeches

30/01/2020 | 12:09:13 Thank you, Chair. Dear colleagues, Next time the Parliamentary Assembly is discussing the report directly related to Azerbaijan it will, willingly or not, prompt us to think again about various aspects of the relations between the Council of Europe and this country. The Council of Europe has been raising the issue of political prisoners for over 20 years and, therefore, takes this issue very seriously. What is the so-far most satisfactory scientific explanation of the term political prisoners? ... 28/01/2020 | 18:03:01 Thank you Chair. Dear colleagues, all societies without exception require the press and journalists. Distinctions in the requirements for the press and the journalists like it or not have led to the emergence of different press and journalism. Today, along with high-quality press and journalism, which serve the freedom of speech and truth, there exists also controlled press and journalism, which serve specific interests thus presenting the truth not as it is but just the way they want. It is wel... 27/01/2020 | 15:10:05 Thank you, Chair. Initially, I'd like to reject the full of lies hate speech our Armenian colleague. We are all standing on the border now. The border that we stand between vary in content and quality. Above all, we are on the verge of time. The last year of the second decade of the new century is starting. The events of the first day of the New Year promised the beginning of a separate year, which promises systematic change in the political life of the world. The cessation of long-term uncertai... 04/10/2019 | 12:40:23 Thank you Madame Chair. Dear colleagues, I would like to talk about the barriers created during the negotiation process between two Member States and on the continuation of constructive dialogue. For nearly 30 years two Member States have been in a state of constant war that has not yet been officially declared. For almost 30 years coffins have been regularly arriving to Armenia and Azerbaijan from the forefront. The fearful mothers who first met those coffins in Azerbaijan and Armenia, they wan... 04/10/2019 | 10:37:54 Thank you, Chair. Dear Colleagues. The European Union put forward a very noble initiative by having declared 2018 as the Year of European Cultural Heritage. However, cultural heritage is such a system of values that must be protected and preserved by Europeans and all of humanity, that in fact every year, every month, every new week, every new day, should be a year, month, week and day of preservation and development of cultural heritage. Cultural heritage is the most universal and most respecte...