Baku, August 31, AZERTAC
“Armenia’s plan to hold, along with the Center of Political and Foreign Affairs, a provocative event under the pretext of ‘the 25th anniversary of independence’ of the so-called regime established in the occupied Azerbaijani territories has been cancelled,” said spokesman of Azerbaijan`s Foreign Ministry Hikmat Hajiyev.
“The event, which had to be joined by former statesmen, MPs, and public figures, would later be led on a visit to occupied Azerbaijani territories. The Center’s Director Fabien Baussart said in a statement that they were forced to cancel the event.”
Hajiyev noted that Azerbaijan’s Foreign Ministry issued statements on 25 and 31 August and took preventive measures to prevent this provocative event planned to be held secretly to mark “the 25th anniversary of independence of” the so-called regime in the occupied Azerbaijani territories.
“Diplomatic missions of Azerbaijan abroad, especially the embassies in France and the UK, made explanatory and informative efforts with the organizers and invitees, warning that such a biased and tendentious event would harm the negotiations aiming to settle the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. It was quite positive of many of the invitees waiving their participation in the event, in view of the shaky situation in the region,” the spokesman underlined.
He noted that “instead of busying itself with provocative efforts like this, Yerevan had better take some constructive steps in keeping with the essence of the presidents’ Vienna and Saint Petersburg meetings towards resolving the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, which would help build peace in the region.”
“All necessary actions will continue to be taken to prevent Armenia from attempting such provocative acts,” Hajiyev added.