FM: Arrest of Azerbaijani poets in Iran negatively affects relations between two countries
Azerbaijan, Baku, Aug. 30 / Trend /
Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov on the sidelines of the Non-Aligned Movement summit in Iran met with Iranian Petroleum Minister Rustam Ghasemi, the Foreign Ministry of Azerbaijan told Trend on Thursday.
The sides discussed prospects of cooperation development between the two countries and emphasized the potential for this.
Azerbaijani Foreign Minister told Ghasemi that the arrest of Azerbaijani poets Farid Huseyn and Shahriyar Hajizade negatively affects relations between the two countries.
Azerbaijani poets Farid Huseyn and Shahriyar Hajizade were arrested in Iran on May 2 whilst taking part in the poetry festival.
Azerbaijani side has sent five notes to the Iranian Foreign Ministry demanding to provide information about detained citizens and arrange for employees of the Azerbaijani embassy a meeting with them.
Iranian Foreign Ministry has confirmed the arrest of two citizens of Azerbaijan.
According to the Iranian Foreign Ministry's response to the note o of Azerbaijan, two Azerbaijani citizens are accused of trying to commit a crime.