Swedish MP: Recognizing so-called "Armenian genocide" by Swedish Parliament is historical mistake(PHOTO)
Azerbaijan, Baku, June 2 / Trend T. Hajiyev /
Swedish Parliament recognizes the so-called "Armenian genocide" as a historical mistake, Swedish MP from the Christian Democratic Party Desire Petrus said at a meeting with representatives of the Congress of Azerbaijanis in Sweden, the Congress said.
During the meeting, members of the congress informed Petrus about the realities of Karabakh. The answers to the MP's questions were justified by historical facts. She got copies of the UN resolutions on the unconditional liberation of Azerbaijani territories. The genocide committed by Armenians in Khojaly and other occupied territories was demonstrated using photos, video and written evidence.
Petrus said that she was very saddened by these facts.
After the meeting, books about Karabakh and Azerbaijan by famous foreign historians were presented to the Swedish MP.
Armenia and the Armenian lobby claims that the predecessor of Turkey - the Ottoman Empire - has created "genocide" against Armenians living in Anatolia in 1915. Willing its recognition throughout the world, Armenians strengthened propaganda of "genocide" and achieved its recognition by the parliaments of several countries.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Armenian armed forces have occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan since 1992, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.
Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group - Russia, France, and the U.S. - are currently holding peace negotiations.
Armenia has not yet implemented the U.N. Security Council's four resolutions on the liberation of Nagorno-Karabakh and surrounding regions.