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Armenians in Azerbaijan Do Not Face Religious & Ethnic Intolerance – Parliament’s First Vice-Speaker

Politics Materials 2 May 2008 15:21 (UTC +04:00)
Armenians in Azerbaijan Do Not Face Religious &  Ethnic Intolerance – Parliament’s First Vice-Speaker

Azerbaijan, Baku, 2 May / Trend corr I. Alizade/ Currently 50,000 Armenians live in Azerbaijan and they do not face religious or ethnic intolerance. "No one can blame us in this connection," Ziyafat Askarov, First Vice-Speaker of Azerbaijani Parliament, said at the meeting with the Bavarian parliamentary delegation on 2 May.

According to Askarov, Armenia committed ethnic cleansing and 250,000 Azerbaijanis living in that country were evicted from their homes. "The Nagorno-Karabakh conflict which arose from Armenia's aggressive policy towards Azerbaijan impedes the development of the country. Aggression is still commonplace," he said.

The Bavarian parliamentary delegation headed by Manfred Ach arrived in Azerbaijan on 1 May. Bavarian MPs will hold a range of meetings at the Parliament, Foreign Ministry and Economic Development Ministry of Azerbaijan.

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