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27/01/2022 | 19:09:26 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) The idea of a Common European Home can be realized through the establishment of common values in the world which we all reside. As for the formation of joint mechanisms in the education system, specifically in the teaching of history, this is an idea that can be implemented in several stages. Because teaching is a very delicate area, and each step must be taken with extreme care. History is taught in all countries. And national history, and... 24/01/2022 | 20:05:20 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) The time between the Progress Report from the previous session and the current report is as short as ever. Nevertheless, this traditional three-month interval seems to be twice and thrice longer than in the past, and the reason is that many thoughts and questions have arisen in recent months. The main purpose of these reflections is the future opportunities for the development of independence in young democracies and the work that the Council... 29/09/2021 | 18:56:18 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) Exactly one month ago, today, on August 29, I was going to Shusha, the major city of Karabakh, passing through our territories which had been occupied for almost 30 years and finally liberated by the might of Azerbaijani army. Wars have always taken place, and each war inevitably led to some kind of destruction. However, no other book on the history of war has reflected such horrifying scenes similar to the ones that I witnessed in the... 27/09/2021 | 19:41:23 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) All wars and conflicts, no matter how long they last, are finally over. There are no eternal conflicts and wars. However, the wounds and consequences of war do not heal quickly, and sometimes they are so deep that they do not heal at all. In November 2020, a very significant event took place in the life of my people and, I think, in Europe and in the world. The Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict and war, which lasted almost 30 years, finally ended... 27/09/2021 | 19:41:20 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) Eventful several more months which in fact seemed longer, have been left behind. In such a short period of time so many serious events have happened that it seems that a year has passed, and not several months. Of course, the Council of Europe did not remain indifferent to many of these important events, regularly commented on them, had a direct impact on some dvelopments and this political palette has been reflected with certain contours in... 24/06/2021 | 10:26:44 Thank you, Chair. Dear colleagues, Time that is moving forward has changed dramatically the concept of diaspora and, accordingly, the diaspora policy of countries over the past 50 years. This is especially true for a number of newly independent states, primarily post-Soviet states and peoples. I am well aware of the important role of global political processes in the life of the diaspora in the example of my country Azerbaijan, as a person who has studied this problem for decades and has... 21/06/2021 | 12:43:54 Thank you, Madam President. Dear colleagues, the last two years will be a difficult test in the history of the Council of Europe, as well as in the life of the whole world. Now, when we think about the next progress report, it is a fact that the Council of Europe is successfully passing this test. It did not lose its balance, it quickly adapted to the conditions of the pandemic period and even at this historical stage gained new experience to more effectively build its activities in the... 22/04/2021 | 12:15:12 Thank you, Chair. Dear colleagues, In recent years, one of the topics of our constant debates in the Assembly has been the need for radical reforms in the Council of Europe, the importance of renewal, the urgency of getting rid of traditional shortcomings and diseases. Unfortunately, the main shortcomings that need to be corrected remain the same and we continue to move forward with the same gait. The utmost diseases to be treated — double standards, non-objectivity, ordered speeches, biased... 20/04/2021 | 17:39:33 Dear colleagues, During the first Karabakh war over 4 000 persons disappeared from Azerbaijan. They are captives and hostages. Armenia did not return any of them. During the last Karabakh war Azerbaijan returned the bodies of 1,500 soldiers to Armenia. On November 10 2020 a trilateral agreement was signed and hostilities were officially ended. According to the agreements the exchange of prisoners was carried out according to the principle "all for all". Azerbaijan handed over 44 prisoners to... 28/01/2021 | 13:32:46 (Undelivered speech, Rules of Procedure Art. 31.2) Many of you are aware of these and similar substances: acrolein, acetaldehyde, diethylamine, ethyl formate. Anyone with knowledge of such liquids, gases and substances knows that they must be handled with extreme care. Many of them can catch fire not only in the heat, but also in subzero temperatures. There are also aspects of social life that we need to be careful and sensitive about, such as substances that ignite so quickly. Because they...