Anglo-Azerbaijani Society organizes lecture on Dunsterforce Allied military force at British Parliament

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London, April 28, AZERTAC 

The Anglo-Azerbaijani Society has organized a lecture on Dunsterforce allied military force at the British Parliament.

The event was attended by Professor Nargiz Pashayeva, co-chair of the Anglo-Azerbaijani Society on behalf of Azerbaijan, Lord German, member of House of Lords, co-chairman of the society on behalf of the UK, members of the Executive Committee of the Anglo-Azerbaijani Society, Azerbaijani and British public figures.

Lord German said that as Anglo-Azerbaijani Society we are most concerned to hear of the loss of life, distress and injury caused by recent actions in the Nagorno Karabakh conflict zone. We very much hope that there will be a speedy peaceful resolution of this conflict in order that your people can live a life free of fear, he said. Lord German highlighted the military operations of Dunsterforce allied military force, saying these operations had a special place in the Azerbaijani and British history.

The lecture was given by lawyer and historian Alum Bati, who told of the role of Dunsterforce British division in the South Caucasus. This unit was created in 1917 and got its name thanks to Major General Lionel Charles Dunsterville. Dunsterville was a British general, who led the so-called Dunsterforce across present-day Iraq and Iran towards Caucasus and oil-rich Baku.

Professor Nargiz Pashayeva and Lord German expressed gratitude to the historian for the lecture.

Orkhan Ismayilov

Special Correspondent


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