Incident between Azerbaijanis, Chechens can't be presented as interethnic conflict: MP
Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 16
By Elchin Mehdiyev - Trend:
The incident between Azerbaijanis and Chechens, which occurred Feb. 15 in Moscow, cannot be presented as an interethnic conflict, Azerbaijani MP Hikmat Babaoglu told Trend Feb. 16.
He noted that friendly and fraternal relations have historically developed between the Azerbaijani and Chechen peoples, which have gone through many trials.
“These relations are unshakable, they cannot be destroyed by anyone,” he said. “Throughout history, the Azerbaijani and Chechen peoples always supported each other at difficult times. During the conflict in the North Caucasus, thousands of Chechens had to come to Azerbaijan. In turn, Azerbaijanis also constantly developed traditional friendship relations with numerous peoples living in the North Caucasus.”
The MP noted that as part of cooperation with the Russian regions, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev pays great attention to deepening relations with the North Caucasian peoples.
“Azerbaijan has special relations with all the heads of neighboring entities, including Chechen President Ramzan Kadyrov,” he said.
The Azerbaijani MP stressed that an ordinary incident cannot be presented as a national conflict.
“However, there may be a third party interested in giving a color of national conflict to the domestic incident,” he said.