Azerbaijani Interior Minister Ramil Usubov said during the meeting with US ambassador in Azerbaijan Anne Derse.
98.9% of Azerbaijan nationals having the right to vote have been provided with IDs, Interior Minister Ramil Usubov said Monday during the meeting with US ambassador in Azerbaijan Anne Derse.
The Minister briefed the ambassador on the build-up to the October 15 presidential elections and police`s outstanding tasks.
He noted the amendments and additions based on the recommendations of the Venice Commission and OSCE/ODIHR had been made to the Election Code, Code of Administrative Offences, Code of Civil Procedure, Law on Freedom of Assembly and other laws. The Interior Ministry has taken all these facts into consideration. The events for policemen on freedom of assembly education have been conducted together with the Azerbaijan office of the International Society for Human Rights and assistance of the OSCE Baku office. Trainings on freedom of assembly, police`s tasks and rights, prevention of unauthorized meetings, police actions during rallies have been held for police officers, representatives of local authorities and media at the local police departments in Baku, Ganja, Sumgait, Mingachevir, Lankaran and Gazakh. Some 500 policemen and 1500 interior troops took training courses coordinated by the OSCE and attended by the representatives from USA, France, Turkey, Germany and Hungary.
The US ambassador learnt the Ministry of Internal Affairs had prepared a Plan of Actions to maintain public order and security during presidential elections and that it had been sent for execution to the local police departments.
Ambassador Derse thanked for the information and pledged to make every effort to develop cooperation between the Interior Ministry and US embassy in Azerbaijan.