The parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe has deprived of the President Pedro Agramunt authority to represent the Assembly. This was written by the head of the Ukrainian delegation Volodymyr Aryev in Facebook.

“The PACE President Agramunt did not write a resignation, did not appear at the Bureau and, accordingly, have not made any statements previously promised. The Bureau of the Assembly that only an absolute majority of votes expressed his disbelief and denied the permission to carry out visits, to make statements and carry out other activity on behalf of PACE. That is, from the powers of the President of the PACE in Agramunt actually have the same name”, – Aryev wrote.

Aryev added that PACE has no procedure for recall of the President from office in General: “for 50 years, it was not necessary”, but now the regulation Committee will need to develop this procedure.

21 March 2017 it was reported that in Syria there has arrived the delegation of PACE members from Spain, Italy, Czech Republic and Russia, headed by Pedro Agramunt.

On March 29 the delegation of Ukraine, Denmark and Poland in PACE initiated the statement in connection with the visit of Agramunt in Syria, organized by the aggressor state of Russia.

24 APR Agramunt stressed that the visit to Syria was a private, not associated with work PACE, but acknowledged that would have to inform about the intentions of other political groups. However, the delegate of Agramunt for the post of head of the PACE group of the European people’s party expressed his lack of confidence.

PACE expressed confidence in the Agramunt – Aryev 28.04.2017

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