Azerbaijani MPs Demand to Take Actions against Persons Visiting Armenia
Azerbaijan, Baku / Trend corr. I.Alizadeh / The Azerbaijani MPs demand to take the actions against the NGO representatives and the journalists, who pay the visit to Armenia. The MPs expressed negative attitude against the tour by the Azerbaijanis to Armenia to hold the Week of Azerbaijan.
From 17 Dec, The Week of Azerbaijan was commenced in Armenia with the assistance of the United States Embassy in Armenia. The Azerbaijan Foreign Ministry values the event as a possibility to inform the true reality about Azerbaijan.
MP Zahid Oruj, the deputy chairman of the Ana Vatan Party stated that the most NGO representatives and the journalists who visited Armenia usually made statements against Azerbaijan. "These people cannot represent Azerbaijan. We should take concrete steps in order to prevent such events. Azerbaijanis who visited Armenia should be imposed both with the moral critics and the sanctions," Oruj added. MPs stated about the importance to pass a bill which prohibit tour to Armenia.
MP Azai Guliyev, the president of the National Forum of NGO, expressed the dissatisfaction due to the statements made by Khazar Ibrahim, the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry official, on the tours to Armenia. Guliyev believes that Azerbaijan cannot stick to one policy in connection with the issue. Azerbaijan and Armenian Foreign Ministries positions coincide on the issue. " Armenia uses such events as an attempt to form the peacemaker image. How can we demand from Turkey not to open its boundaries to Armenia? Azerbaijan must have a concrete position about the tours to Armenia," Guliyev said.
MP Gudrat Hasanguliyev, the chairman of the opposition Popular Front Party of Azerbaijan expressed dissatisfaction on tours to Armenia. "The concrete measures should be taken on the issue," he added.