Azerbaijan: visit by rapporteur on the issue of inhabitants of frontier regions deprived of water

Milica Markovic (Bosnia and Herzegovina, SOC) will be visiting different towns in Azerbaijan from 24 to 27 August 2015 in the context of the preparation of her report for the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) on “Inhabitants of frontier regions of Azerbaijan are deliberately deprived of water”.

During her visit, the rapporteur is due to meet, in particular, the Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources, and the Minister of Agriculture.

Meetings are also scheduled with the Azerbaijani delegation to PACE, as well as with representatives of the State Water Resources Agency, the World Bank, and civil society. Ms Markovic will also hold meetings with representatives of local authorities in Aghdam, Aghjabadi, Barda, Goranboy, Tartar and Yevlakh districts. She carried out a similar fact-finding visit to the country in December 2014.