North Carolina Congresswoman urged her colleagues to commemorate the victims of Khojaly

Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict Materials 27 February 2013 01:16 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, February 27 /Trend/

"Since declaring its independence from the Soviet Union, Azerbaijan has been a reliable friend and valuable ally of the United States in a turbulent region. In this true spirit of friendship, it seems appropriate for Congress to commemorate the victims of the Khojaly tragedy as Azerbaijani people mark the 21st anniversary of this event", said Virginia Foxx, Congresswoman of North Carolina, in the House of Representatives in North Carolina on February 25.

According to her words, human rights organizations described the advancing forces as having committed unconscionable acts of violence against civilians as they fled. The bodies of fallen men, women and children were observed by foreign journalists who visited the region in the wake of the tragedy. "Given our deepening ties with Azerbaijan, it is important for American citizens to remember this event", noted the congresswoman.

"Twenty-one years later, the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict has not yet been fully resolved. The anniversary of this horrible tragedy is an appropriate time to honor the victims of these atrocities and reflect on the need for all parties to work together to bring a swift end to this conflict. I urge my colleagues to join me in standing with Azerbaijanis as they commemorate this tragedy", said Foxx.