17 Oct. 2008


by the NATO Secretary General on the presidential elections in Azerbaijan

I welcome reports from the international election observers from OSCE, Council of Europe and the European Parliament indicating progress in the conduct of Azerbaijan’s presidential elections on 15 October 2008.

Azerbaijan should build on this achievement and address the remaining shortcomings that were noted. Azerbaijan is a long-standing and valuable Partner of the Alliance and we look forward to continuing and strengthening our dialogue and practical cooperation, and our support to reforms. 

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