The resolution entitled Cultural Heritage of Azerbaijan put forward under the pressure of the radical circles of the Armenian Diaspora and adopted on 16 February by the European Parliament causes a feeling of deep regret, the statement of the Azerbaijan Foreign Ministry reports, according to Trend.
В"The Azerbaijan Republic notable for its ethnical diversity during centuries and demonstrating permanently its adherence to develop it took 3,5 million historical monuments under the guardianship of the state. Рђzerbaijan has cooperated permanently on transparent and constructive basis with all international institutions, working in this field and reached positive results in this aspect, recognized at the international arena, the Foreign Ministry notes.
В"This decision must be appreciated as the biased and inappropriate position on the background of the consistent destructions, especially on the Armenian territory and occupied areas of Azerbaijan of the Azerbaijani cultural and historical monuments. In the period when the world public recognizes destruction and pogroms of all cultural and historical values, committed by Armenia on the occupied lands of Azerbaijan, adopting of such resolution by such significant structure as the European Parliament causes astonishment, the Azerbaijan Foreign Ministry notes.
It should be noted, the initiator of debates at the European Parliament is the head of the European commission of Ay Dat, the Armenian revolutionary federation Dashnaktsutyun Hilda Choboyan. The resolution based on the application of Armenia notes, allegedly, destructions of the Armenian monuments in Nakhchivan in 1998 and 2002, as well as in December 2005.