Top official: By recognizing Khojaly genocide, world to recognize vandalism of Armenian aggressors
Azerbaijan, Baku, Nov 20 /Trend M. Aliyev/
Khojaly genocide isn't a fiction, and only 20 years separate us from these events. The city was razed to the ground, civilians were brutally killed in a single night before the eyes of the current generation, Head of Azerbaijani Presidential Administration's Social and Political Department, Ali Hasanov said, commenting the recent statement, adopted by the Council of foreign ministers of the OIC.
The Foreign Ministers Council of Organization of Islamic Cooperation recognized Khojaly tragedy as genocide act and called on the member states to support the "Freedom for Khojaly"campaign in 2013.
"Recognition of the genocide by the OIC Council of Ministers, after it was recognized by the two countries, means that most Islamic countries will give a legal assessment to Khojaly genocide committed 20 years ago, and it will be recognized by the international community," Hasanov said.
"Through the recognition of Khojaly genocide we do not aim to establish a policy of vengeance in South Caucasus, and create population's intention to avenge Armenians. By recognizing this event, we want such actions not to be repeated against mankind and humanity. We want Armenian vandalism to be adequately assessed in the world and the effect of anti-Azerbaijani propaganda to weaken," Hasanov added.
"In general, the recognition of Khojaly genocide will ease the grief of the people who survived it to some extent, and decide a number of other issues," he said.
Hasanov noted that Azerbaijan welcomes the recognition of Khojaly genocide, and it is the right of people against whom it was committed.
"The day will come, when the international community will witness the withdrawal of Armenian occupying forces and the restoration of the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan," Hasanov underscored.