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Azerbaijani MP urges Council of Europe to respond to Pope Francis’ call over Azerbaijani refugees

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Strasbourg, October 11, AZERTAC

Azerbaijani MP Rafael Huseynov has urged Secretary General of the Council of Europe Thorbjørn Jagland and members of the PACE to pay attention to Pope Francis` concern about Azerbaijani refugees and IDPs that the Pontiff expressed during his recent visit to Baku.

“A week ago His Holiness Pope Francis visited Azerbaijan. He underlined Azerbaijan`s achievements and tolerance. The Pontiff also expressed his solidarity with more than one million Azerbaijanis who became refugees and IDPs as a result of the Armenian occupation. He offered his sympathies to the suffering people who were expelled from their homes,” said Huseynov.

“Pope Francis called on those involved to do their utmost to ensure peace and stability in the region,” he said.

“This call of Pope Francis is addressed to you too, Secretary General and members of the Council of Europe. Will you use all your resources to press Armenia, which you called an aggressor in your resolutions? Or will you retreat as always using the Minsk Group as a pretext?” said Huseynov.

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