Kazakh foreign minister condemns Armenian officer’s killing
Mediamax news agency
12 Mar 04
Kazakh Foreign Minister Kasymzhomart Tokayev has sent a letter to his
Armenian counterpart Vardan Oskanyan where he condemns the brutal
killing of Armenian officer Gurgen Markaryan by an Azerbaijani
serviceman in Budapest.
The press service of the Armenian Foreign Ministry told Mediamax news
agency today that Tokayev says in the letter that “we condemn the
inhumanity and savageness of this incident and believe that similar
actions cannot be justified”.
At 0500  on 19 February, Sr Lt Ramil Safarov of the Azerbaijani
armed forces, who was attending English language courses as part of
NATO’s Partnership for Peace programme, brutally killed Lt Gurgen
Markaryan (born in 1978) of the Armenian armed forces while he was