Diaspora to neutralize Armenian lobby's activity
Azerbaijan, Baku, June 28 / Trend /
Today, the Azerbaijani diaspora is able to neutralize the Armenian lobby's activity, Chairman of the State Committee for Diaspora Nazim Ibrahimov said in an interview with the ruling New Azerbaijan Party.
He said the Armenian lobby has a long history, and close ties with governmental and legislative bodies. It continues its hostile activity. But the Azerbaijani diaspora, which is already represented in the government and the electoral bodies and has established ties
with official bodies, is able to respond to its activity.
"The Armenian lobby fails to achieve the goals, as before," he said.
"Thanks to our efforts, the Azerbaijani diaspora managed to prevent the attempts of the Armenian lobby to create a negative opinion about Azerbaijan in the international community."
The formation of the lobby is quite a complex political process, the chairman said.
The lobby is the power center for the protection of particular interests. The diaspora organizations and the state office must work together.
"Today, some world peoples have the experience of forming a lobby.
Proceeding from its interests, Azerbaijan must take advantage of it.
All this is new for us. I can say that some progress has been achieved in this direction. It would be wrong to list the specific facts.
Nevertheless, I want to stress that the term "Azerbaijani lobby" is not an utopia," he said. "We will witness a strong Azerbaijani lobby soon."