Azerbaijan Angered By Lithuanian Parliament’S Decision To Set Up Gro

AZERBAIJAN ANGERED BY LITHUANIAN PARLIAMENT’S DECISION TO SET UP GROUP OF FRIENDSHIP WITH KARABAKH

Interfax, Russia
March 19, 2013

Azeri Deputy Foreign Minister Halaf Halafov has informed Lithuanian
Ambassador Arturas Zurauskas about Azerbaijan’s discontent with the
emergence of a group of friendship with the breakaway Republic of
Nagorno-Karabakh in the Lithuanian parliament.

Halafov said, according to the Azeri Foreign Ministry’s press service,
that Nagorno-Karabakh is an internationally recognized integral part
of Azerbaijan and that the Lithuanian parliament’s move cannot be
described other than as encouragement of separatism and disrespect
for international law.

Halafov handed a note of protest to the Lithuanian ambassador, saying
that Lithuania would hopefully respond to it appropriately.

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