Azerbaijani opposition party calls on EU to correct EC president's distorted statement
Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan. 25 / Trend T. Hajiyev /
The opposition Democratic Party of Azerbaijan stands for strengthening ties with the EU.
It does not worth reconsidering the issues of cooperation with the EU due to the fact that the issue of territorial integrity of Azerbaijan, touched by European Commission President José Manuel Barroso in his statement on the Karabakh issue, was removed from the text of the statement, the party said.
Members of the party's board called on the EU to correct this mistake. They noted that such a hasty statement of the Azerbaijani government causes concern. Members of the Council Board urged the representatives of the authorities to continue strengthening political and economic ties with the EU as a major mediator of Azerbaijan's integration into the global community
A delegation of the European Commission headed by Barroso arrived in Baku on Jan. 13. It was Barroso's first visit to Azerbaijan during his stay on this post. Barroso was accompanied by EU Energy Commissioner Gunther Oettinger.
During a joint press conference with the Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, Barroso touched upon Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and expressed support for the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan.
Later, Barroso's words concerning Azerbaijan's territorial integrity were distorted on the EU official website.