Azerbaijan Parliament to Establish Commission to Study Historical Reasons of Giving Irevan to Armenia
Azerbaijan, Baku, 1 February /corr. Trend I.Alizade / The Parliament of Azerbaijan will establish a commission to study the historical reasons of giving Irevan (currently Yerevan) to Armenia.
"By 31 March - Genocide Day of the Azerbaijanis - Parliament will adopt a document disclosing the reasons of giving Azerbaijani land to Armenia, and against claims by Armenia," said the Speaker of the Azerbaijani Parliament, Oktay Asadov, on 31 January.
The Deputy Executive Secretary of the ruling New Azerbaijan Party, Siyavush Novruzov, said that Armenia made an appeal to the international organizations, demanding that the map of Azerbaijan's Nakchivan Autonomous Republic be changed including the territorial claims. "If we do not answer their claims in time, Armenia will be continuing to expand its territories at the expense of Azerbaijan," he said.
Novruzov also suggested establishing a commission to study the reasons of giving Irevan, which was the territory of Azerbaijan at the beginning of the 20th century, to Armenia. The commission which will be established in Parliament will study the historical documents and the results obtained will be sent to the international organizations, Novruzov said.
The Chairman of the Parliament supported Novruzov's proposal. The speaker said that the Armenians not only make territorial claims with regards to Azerbaijan, but also try to appropriate world history. "A large part of the current territory of Armenia is the Azerbaijani territories. However, serious scientific works are not written in this regard and the historical facts are not presented for the attention of the international community," he said.