BAKU, Azerbaijan, Oct. 31
Head of the Brazilian-Azerbaijani Friendship Group on Interparliamentary Cooperation of the Senate of the Brazilian National Congress Antonio Anastasia, visited Ganja on October 31, Trend reports.
The head of the friendship group visited the territories in Ganja, where during the 44-day Second Karabakh War terrorist acts were committed by the Armenian Armed Forces. The guest witnessed the crimes committed here against the civilian population in October last year.
Accompanying the guest the head of the Azerbaijani-Brazilian working group on inter-parliamentary relations Mushfig Mammadli and the deputy from Ganja Mushfig Jafarov informed him that the second largest city of Azerbaijan, Ganja, was subjected to rocket and artillery attacks on October 4, 5, 8, 11 and 17, 2020. Twenty-six civilians, including women and children, were killed and 175 were injured. There was huge damage to civilian infrastructure, monuments of history and culture, as well as vehicles.
The guest, as a sign of respect for the memory of the victims, laid flowers at the destroyed place.
The senator also visited the Orthodox, Albanian and Lutheran churches in Ganja.
Then the head of the Brazilian-Azerbaijani friendship group on interparliamentary cooperation of the Senate of the Brazilian National Congress, Antonio Anastasia, visited Agdam.
The guest was informed that after the occupation of Aghdam on July 23, 1993, the Armenians plundered, destroyed and burned houses, public buildings, schools, cultural centers, kindergartens, hospitals and industrial enterprises in the city and villages of the district. Cemeteries, historical and cultural monuments in Aghdam were also vandalized by Armenians.
In Aghdam, the guest visited the Imarat complex, the palace and cemetery of Panakhali Khan, the Juma Mosque, got acquainted with the ruins of administrative buildings and the Aghdam Drama Theater.
The Brazilian Senator was also informed about the Aghdam Master Plan and construction works to be carried out here.
At the end of the visit, Senator Antonio Anastasia shared his impressions of Ganja and Aghdam with the media.