Washington, May 12 (AZERTAC). An exhibition was held Friday in the Goethe-Institute German Cultural Center in Washington on the 20th anniversary of the occupation of Shusha town of Azerbaijan.
The event was organized by Azerbaijan`s embassy in Washington.
The exhibition was attended by members of the diplomatic corps accredited to Washington, Azerbaijani, Turkish, Jewish, Ukrainian communities, representatives of research institutes and journalists.
Special correspondent of Azerbaijan State Telegraph Agency (AZERTAC) in Washington Shafag Mehraliyeva spoke at the event highlighting the role of Shusha in the history and culture of Azerbaijan. She said return of internally displaced persons to Shusha, which is known by conflictologists as “al-Quds of Nagorno-Karabakh”, was one of the most important issues for Azerbaijanis.
Mehraliyeva recalled that Armenia does not honor resolutions adopted by the UN Security Council in 1993 demanding unconditional and immediate withdrawal of armed forces from the occupied territories of Azerbaijan.
Azerbaijani student originating from Shusha Panah Ibrahimov shared his memories at the event about his native town.
Then Azerbaijani ambassador to U.S. Elin Suleymanov said though Azerbaijan`s territories are under occupation, the losing side is Armenia. He added Armenia is weakening day by day, but Azerbaijan is becoming stronger militarily and economically.
The diplomat recalled Azerbaijan`s securing a seat on UN Security Council and President Ilham Aliyev`s chairing the UN Security Council meeting, to show the difference between Azerbaijan and Armenia on international level.
The ambassador noted Azerbaijan is continuing negotiations for peaceful settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
The event participants saw an Azerbaijani film “Faryad” (“Scream”).
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