Council of Europe Human Rights and Legal Affairs Secretariat Program Director Franziska Klopfer told ANS, "It is interesting to be a partner with Azerbaijan, but we pay particular attention to existing problems.
The arrest of journalists concerns us a lot. Discussions are carried out on this matter. Official Baku and Azerbaijan's Civil Society need to continue their efforts to solve these problems." Klopfer also emphasized that the removal of articles in the Criminal Code on slander and insult is one of the most important issues for the Council of Europe.
Klopfer is a member of a delegation on mass media issues from the Council of Europe.