Per Christopher Stankina, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Germany to Azerbaijan, said that the number of Azerbaijan citizens who are eager to get political asylum in Germany have recently reduced, however the issue still remains, Trend reports.
He said that it was linked with the fact that the German Embassy to Azerbaijan had posed even more serious conditions to receive a German visa. The German Ambassador also remembered that Azerbaijan and Germany had not had any agreements on reciprocal extradition of the citizens. According to Mr. Stankina, unwanted irregularities and difficulties arise due to the fact that there is a rule in Azerbaijan which envisages deprivation of Azerbaijani citizenship. People who lived in Azerbaijan during the Soviet era and were citizens of Azerbaijan SSR, tearing their documents, appeal to the German Government to obtain asylum.
The Ambassador also said that it would complicate the possibility to determine the origin of these people вЂ" either they are Azerbaijanis or Armenians. Armenia, for its part, also said that Armenia refuse to receive these people. The Ambassador said, that Germany intends to sign the corresponding agreement with both Azerbaijan and Armenia.