Elimination of All-Russian Azerbaijani Congress in Russia Unfriendly Step Towards Azerbaijan - MFA
2017 September 19 ( Tuesday ) 22:24:16
Baku / 19.09.17 / Turan: Elimination of the All-Russian Azerbaijani Congress (ARAC) in Russia is an unfriendly step towards Azerbaijan. This was stated by the official representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan, Hikmet Hajiyev, commenting on the decision of the Appeals Board of the Supreme Court of Russia to approve the first instance court's verdict on the liquidation of ARAC.
"In general, we regard the decision to eliminate ARAC, which played an important role in the development of humanitarian relations between Azerbaijan and Russia, as an unfriendly step from the political point of view, which severely impacts the development of the strategic partnership of the two countries at a high level," Hajiyev said to the state news agency AzerTaj.
The reasons for such an unfriendly decision of the Russian Federation on the liquidation of ARAC are not clear. Moreover, Russia is one of the co-chairing countries of the OSCE Minsk Group, and this status requires demonstration of a balanced approach towards the sides of the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict. "At the time when an unfair approach to the representatives of the Azerbaijani community living in Russia is being applied with the elimination of ARAC, the Russian Union of Armenians is fully supported and continues its activities," Hajiyev continued.
In general, the Russian Federation's policy regarding the liquidation of ARAC is surprising and causes serious questions and deep regret, Hajiyev summarized. -06D--