AIDHR representatives to mull the issue of rights defenders at the USA Embassy

Head of the AIDHR, Ahmad Shahidov and Project Manager of the organization Shamshir Tarlanov to meet Political Affairs Officer of the Embassy of the United States of America to Azerbaijan

Head of the Azerbaijani Institute for Democracy and Human Rights Ahmad Shahidov and Project Manager of the organization Shamshir Tarlanov conducted a meeting at the USA Embassy to Azerbaijan and they were received by Yaniv Barzilai, Political Officer of Embassy of the United States to Azerbaijan on July 14. During the meeting which mainly focused on introducing the organization Ahmad Shahidov elaborated on the organization headed by him touching on recent developments, non-partisan, independent NGOs and shaped attitude towards human rights advocates.

Highly appreciating creation of AIDHR, diplomat of the embassy brought it to the attendees’ attention that democracy and human rights have always been at the center of USA Embassy’s attention. He noted that the Embassy will further cooperate with the NGOs having a focus on this field. In his remarks Yaniv Barzilai said that he would keep a track on AIDHR pursued of its objectives. He emphasized that availability of AIDHR website in three languages will contribute to elimination of information blockade on this field.

USA Embassy representatives showed a deep interest in AIDHR’s future plans and said that it was advisable for the organization to build up close collaboration with local and international organizations having a focus on this field.

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