Turkish Press: Azerbaijan criticizes EU activities in Armenia

Feb 12 2024
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Editor : Sanem Topal
2024-02-12 16:50:51 | Last Update : 2024-02-12 17:16:34

The Azerbaijani Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned the European Union's Ambassador to Baku, Peter Michalko, according to a statement released by the ministry.

The statement shared that Michalko was informed of serious concerns regarding the activities of EUMA in Azerbaijan, contrary to the agreements initially reached.

The statement said that Michalko was briefed on significant concerns regarding the European Union Monitoring Mission (EUMM) activities in Azerbaijan, which were deemed to be diverging from the agreements initially reached.

Furthermore, the statement highlighted that Michalko was briefed on the widespread misuse of EUMA as a "propaganda tool against Azerbaijan," which contradicts the objectives stated for contributing to regional stability and building trust between Azerbaijan and Armenia.

The statement reminded that various EU officials and unofficial delegations have been observed using binoculars to observe the Azerbaijan border under the EUMA framework. It was conveyed to the EU that these visits have transformed into a form of "binocular diplomacy," used to spread hatred against Azerbaijan and promote baseless anti-Azerbaijan sentiments. 

Michalko was informed in the statement that such alarming activities do not align with the objectives of EUMA as a neutral actor contributing to trust and confidence-building.

The statement also reminded the EU to take all necessary measures to avoid any activities that may impact Azerbaijan's sovereignty, territorial integrity, or legitimate security interests.