Beijing, January 21 AZERTAC
The Azerbaijani Embassy in China has hosted an event commemorating the 26th anniversary of the 20 January tragedy.
The ceremony started with a minute silence for victims of the January tragedy.
Addressing the ceremony, Ambassador Latif Gandilov briefed the event participants on the bloody tragedy.
He said the 20 January 1990 is a day, which went down in the history as the struggle for the freedom and territorial integrity of Azerbaijan, and as a heroism page.
The diplomat pointed out that the day after the tragedy happened, national leader Heydar Aliyev came to permanent representation of Azerbaijan in Moscow, and held a press conference overtly condemning the Soviet leadership`s actions against the Azerbaijani people. He also noted that thanks to national leader Heydar Aliyev the tragedy was given a political and legal assessment.
The event featured a demonstration of video on victims of bloody January tragedy.