Baku, February 23, AZERTAC
An event commemorating the 24th anniversary of Khojaly Genocide has been held in Argentina.
Organized by the Azerbaijani Embassy and Azerbaijani Studies Department of the Institute of International Relations under the University of La Plata, the event was attended by the university`s staff and students who participated in “What do I know about Azerbaijan?” essay competition.
Addressing the event, Rashad Aslanov, Charge D`affaires of the Embassy, provided an insight into the history of the Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and the ongoing negotiations to solve the dispute.
The participants were informed about the act of genocide committed by Armenians in the Azerbaijani town of Khojaly in 1992, work to achieve its international recognition, as well as "Justice for Khojaly" campaign initiated by Leyla Aliyeva, vice-president of the Heydar Aliyev Foundation.
He highlighted the necessity of increasing the Argentine society`s awareness of the truth about the Khojaly Genocide and the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict.
Paulo Botta, coordinating professor at the Azerbaijani Studies Department, said Azerbaijan is seeking a peaceful solution to the conflict though more than one million Azerbaijanis became refugees and IDPs.