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Leonid Slutsky: I`m proud that I have been and will always be a reliable friend of Azerbaijani people

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Baku, April 1, AZERTAC

Chairman of the State Duma Committee on CIS Affairs, Eurasian Integration and Relations with Compatriots Leonid Slutsky has said he is proud that “I have been and will always be a reliable friend of Azerbaijani people”.

He gave a press conference at the Azerbaijani Embassy in Moscow to comment on the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry’s statement after the Armenian media alleged that the Russian MP made anti-Azerbaijani remarks during his recent visit to Yerevan.

“I have made no anti-Azerbaijani statement in Yerevan. I hope that nothing will cast a shadow on the Russian-Azerbaijani relations.”

He said: “This is misinterpretation of facts and overt fabrication”.

“There are politicians in Russia who in very difficult situations proved to be real friends of Azerbaijan. I believe that their number will increase in the near future,” Mr Slutsky added.

Farida Abdullayeva

Special Correspondent

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