Khojaly tragedy commemorated in Switzerland
Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb. 24 / Trend /
Switzerland hosted an event in connection with the 19th anniversary of the Khojaly genocide this week.
The event was held at the Swiss Parliamentary Political Forum Center with the support of the Azerbaijani Embassy and Azerbaijani Cultural Center in Switzerland, the embassy reported.
The event began with a moment of silence for the victims of the genocide. A photo exhibition was then held, where the participants studied numerous photographic, audio and video materials, as well as a collection of documents about Khojaly.
The embassy also presented the book, "Khojaly Genocide," and a brochure published by the Heydar Aliyev Foundation.
The event was attended by representatives of various organizations in Switzerland, members of the Azerbaijani Cultural Center, representatives of Azerbaijani and Turkish diaspora organizations, students, journalists and representatives of public circles.
Head of the Azerbaijani Cultural Center Gasim Nasirov told the audience about the horrors of the Khojali genocide.
Participants were shown a video titled, "Justice for Khojaly," and distributed T-shirts with the inscription "Justice for Khojaly." The event was greeted with great interest and took place in the format of an interactive dialogue.
Azerbaijani Ambassador to Switzerland Murad Najafbayli informed participants about the Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, and existing threats to peace and stability in the South Caucasus region.
It was also noted that Azerbaijan has made the necessary arrangements to ensure that the world community recognizes the Khojaly genocide, which is an outstanding example of the aggressive policy of Armenia.