FOREIGN MINISTRY OF AZERBAIJAN COMMENTS ON ARMENIAN-TURKISH NORMALIZATION

ArmInfo
2010-04-09 11:19:00

ArmInfo. Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry commented on the statement
by EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy
Catherine Ashton on April 6, calling on Armenia and Turkey to ratify
the protocols on normalization of relations, Press Secretary of the
Foreign Ministry Elkhan Polukhov told APA.

"Azerbaijan understands EU's desire to help Armenian economy, but
If EU wants to be committed to the balanced policy, it should not
forget about the fact of occupation of Azerbaijani territories by
Armenia," he said. "We hope that Ms. Ashton will take the situation
in the region into account in future and keep the illegal occupation
of territories of Azerbaijan under his vigilant control"- said E.

Polukhov.

Nevertheless, it should be noted that the Armenian-Turkish process
bears no relation to Azerbaijan and much less to the false and vague
data of Polukhov on the poor results of Azerbaijan's aggression
against Nagorny Karabakh. For some evident reasons Polukhov does
not want to remember of the pogroms of the Armenian population in
Azerbaijan during the war unleashed by Azerbaijan as well as of the
continuing militarists statements by his leadership.