BAKU: Britain tells Azerbaijan MPs’ visit to Karabakh private

Britain tells Azerbaijan MPs’ visit to Karabakh private

ANS TV, Baku
22 Oct 04

[Presenter] Baku’s sharp protest against the visit by a British
parliamentary delegation to Nagornyy Karabakh has been conveyed to the
leadership of the United Kingdom.

[Correspondent Afat Telmanqizi over video of news conference] The
Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry sent appropriate notes to the British
embassy in our country over the fact that Deputy Speaker of the
British House of Lords Baroness Caroline Cox and other MPs visited
Stepanakert without the permission of the Azerbaijani government, head
of the press service of the Foreign Ministry, Matin Mirza, told a news
conference today. Mirza said that Azerbaijan’s dissatisfaction had
been passed on to the British leadership through the embassy. We have
already received an answer.

[Mirza] The Foreign Ministry was told that the visit had been made at
the initiative of pro-Armenian Cox. The embassy said that the British
parliament had been repeatedly asked to put an end to Cox’s
destructive position.

[Passage omitted: the OSCE will be informed about recent truce
violation on the front line with Armenia]