On April 9, Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO) Secretary-General Rashid Alimov met with the Chairman of Azerbaijan's Central Election Commission, Mazahir Panakhov.
Other members of the SCO Observer Mission also attended. The meeting highlighted legal and organisational issues for the international observers in Azerbaijan and the election procedures in the republic.
The SCO Secretary-General explained the preparations for monitoring the Azerbaijani presidential elections while noting the experts' efforts to analyse the country's election legislation, the coverage of the election campaign by the media and international organisations' feedback on the observers' mission.
Mazahir Panakhov thanked the SCO Secretary-General for monitoring the Azerbaijani presidential elections, and complimented the SCO's professional and responsible approach to international election monitoring.