“Free and independent elections are very important in a democratic society and it is very important that the constitution of Azerbaijan provides all citizens the right to vote. I believe that the elections would show the will of the people of Azerbaijan,” Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Israel to Azerbaijan Mr. Dan Stav has told sechki-2018.az. He noted that the presidential elections have also recently taken place in Armenia and Russia that are, along with Azerbaijan, important players in the region regarding the Nagorno-Karabakh issue. “As Azerbaijan is the last of this states to have presidential election, I hope it would make positive impact on the efforts to peacefully settle the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.”
The Israeli Ambassador said that the elections are important in democratic countries. “It gives people an opportunity to express their thoughts and choose their representative and leaders for the upcoming years. In Azerbaijan, the president determines the foreign policy and has strong role in executing the internal policy and therefore, the presidential election is of pivotal importance for the country.”- Ambassador Dan Stav noted.