Politics

The Azerbaijani parliament held a sitting

06-05-2011 | 20:35        

  

The Azerbaijani parliament held a sitting. “Production sharing agreement on exploration and development of the Shafag-Asiman structure in the Azerbaijan sector of the Caspian Sea” was confirmed, amendments were made to the Constitution of the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic. The meeting started with one minute’s silence in commemoration of martyrs who died during the occupation of Shusha by the Armenians. Speaker Ogtay Asadov opening the meeting congratulated the Azerbaijani people on May 9th - the Day of Victory over Fascism and underlined our people’s contribution to the victory. The Speaker on the occasion of the 88th anniversary of National Leader Heydar Aliyev highlighted his great services for Azerbaijan. During discussions of the agenda, MPS made various proposals including amendments to the legislation on education and adoption of new law on political parties. MPs Yagub Mahmudov and Musa Gasimli thanked the President on behalf of scientific workers for pay rise, reconstruction of the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences and for his attention to and care of scientists and development of science. MP Mubariz Gurbanli reminding 20th anniversary of Azerbaijan State Independence suggested this issue should be the main topic at one of the meetings of the Milli Mejlis’ autumn session and last year achievements were made public. The Parliament’s Deputy Speaker Ziayafat Asgarov gave information about newly established Euronest Parliamentary Assembly and participation of the Azerbaijani delegation to the organization at the constitutive meeting. The 1st issue on the agenda of the meeting was amendments to the constitutional law on “Human Rights Commissioner”. After the draft law had been adopted in the 2nd hearing, the draft law on confirmation of amendments to the Constitution of the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic was discussed. According to the amendments, the Milli Mejlis will appoint judges of the Nakhchivan Supreme Court on proposal of the Speaker of the Nakhchivan Supreme Mejlis and on a submission from the President. Judges of Nakhchivan’s general and specialized courts will be appointed by the Azerbaijani President on proposal of the Speaker of the Supreme Court of the Autonomous Republic. After the draft law was adopted discussions focused on the sharing agreement on exploration, development of Shafaq-Asiman block in the Azerbaijan sector of the Caspian Sea. Deputy Speaker Valeh Alasgarov gave detailed information about the document and MPs spoke of its importance. Milli Mejlis approved over 30 documents signed after the Contract of the Century in the oil and gas sector serving population’s welfare and all of them justified themselves. The mentioned document was put to vote after discussions and was approved. Ijn the 2nd half of the day, the lawmakers also discussed a number of legislative acts and corresponding decisions were made.