Baku "demands explanation" for Uruguayan officials’ visit to Artsakh

Baku “demands explanation” for Uruguayan officials’ visit to Artsakh

November 16, 2012 – 20:34 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net – The Azerbaijani Embassy in Argentina, which is also
accredited to Uruguay, has sent a `note of protest’ to Uruguayan
Foreign Ministry over the visit of the country’s high ranking
officials to Nagorno Karabakh Republic.
The `note’ described the visit as `act of disrespect for Azerbaijan,
demonstration of irresponsibility and indifference, undermining
Karabakh peace process.’
Meanwhile, Azerbaijani officials had better recall that Baku’s
destructive stance, disregard for international community’s calls,
continuous threats to renew war and glorification of an axe-killer are
the sole factors undermining the conflict settlement.
The `protest note’ also claimed that the `President of Uruguayan House
of Representatives, Mr. Jorge Orrico, pledged against visiting Nagorno
Karabakh during his prior meeting with Azerbaijani ambassador.’
Thus, Baku openly accuses the Uruguayan official of a lie.
Moreover, in its note Azerbaijan requested `the Uruguayan Foreign
Ministry to investigate the incident and express standpoint on this
issue.’
Artsakh Republic President Bako Sahakyan met Nov 13, with the
Uruguayan delegation lead by Mr. Jorge Orrico, to discuss development
of bilateral relations.
At the meeting, Artsakh leader hailed Uruguay’s significant
contribution to the international recognition of the Armenian
Genocide, the country’s balanced policy in acknowledgement of Artsakh
Republic and Karabakh conflict settlement.
At news conference in NKR, a member of the Uruguayan parliament’s
foreign relations committee Ruben Martinez Huelmo didn’t exclude a
possibility for Uruguay to become the first country to recognize the
independence of the Nagorno Karabakh republic.
Commenting of the visit of Uruguayan delegation to Artsakh, Mr. Huelmo
said, `traveling to Karabakh is not a particularly brave move, it’s
merely a step.’

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