Minister: Control of fellow citizens actions in Syria difficult for Azerbaijan

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Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb.4

By Seba Agayeva - Trend:

The Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry is considering the issue relating to the country's citizens engaged in the armed conflict in Syria, Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov told journalists on Feb.4.

"As is known, after the aggravation of the situation in Syria, the Azerbaijani embassy moved to Lebanon. It is difficult for us to control the actions of fellow citizens in Syria. We are closely monitoring the situation and certainly do not want Azerbaijani citizens to be killed in the conflict," the minister said.

Yesterday there was proposed at the Azerbaijani Milli Mejlis (parliament) to initiate criminal cases against the country's citizens fighting in Syria.

Recently, several Azerbaijanis have been killed while participating in the armed conflict in Syria.

Translated by L.Z.

Edited by S.M.

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