Decision to suspend relations with Hungary not to affect Armenia-EU talks
Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept 5 /Trend E.Tariverdiyeva/
The decision to suspend diplomatic relations with Hungary will not affect the negotiations of Armenia with the European Union over the Association Agreement, Anca Paduraru - spokesman of the EU Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Stefan Fule told Mediamax.
On August 31, Armenia ceased diplomatic relations with Hungary, after Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev pardoned Ramil Safarov extradited to Azerbaijan.
Ramil Safarov was convicted in Hungary to life imprisonment for the murder in 2004 of an Armenian officer, with whom he underwent in Budapest training of the NATO "Partnership for Peace" program. Azerbaijani officer Ramil Safarov, who was convicted in Hungary, returned on Friday to Azerbaijan. The same day, under an order of the head of state, he was pardoned.
Ramil Safarov was born on August 25, 1977 in the Jabrail region of Azerbaijan. Safarov 34, who participated in NATO exercises in 2004 in Hungary, was charged with the murder of Armenian officer Gurgen Margaryan, who insulted the Azerbaijani flag. As the result of the verdict by the Budapest court, Safarov was sentenced to life imprisonment without the right of pardon during 30 years.