-to define Khojaly massacre as "Khojaly genocide" a message to whole world, says Azerbaijani Ambassador
ISLAMABAD (A.A) - February 10, 2012 - Azerbaijani Ambassador in Islamabad, Daskin Sakirov, has said that the Pakistani Senate's decision to define the Khojaly massacre as "Khojaly genocide" was a meaningful message to the whole world.
In an exclusive interview with the Anadolu Agency (AA), Ambassador Sakirov said that "at a time when Armenian allegations keep the world agenda busy, Pakistani Senate's decision on the Khojaly massacre carried high importance for Azerbaijan".
The statement made by the Pakistani Senate that "Armenians must withdraw from occupied Azerbaijani territories" is highly important for us. It was a pleasing development to see that our right cause was defended by Pakistan and the issue carried to the agenda of the international community, Sakirov noted.
The Pakistani Senate's decision is a meaningful response to Armenian allegations. The killing of 670 Azerbaijani civilians by Armenian troops in 1992 can not be described as anything other than a "genocide", Sakirov said.
Armenian ASALA terror organization conducted 110 terror acts against Turkish targets in 21 countries in the late 1970s. In these terror acts, 42 Turkish diplomats and 4 foreign nationals were killed. It is saddening to see that Armenian allegations get discussed rather than telling the Armenians to stop and pay a price for their acts, Sakirov underlined.
Armenians exiled 500,000 Azerbaijanis from their territories in 1905 and 1948. The Armenian tyranny against the Turks and Azerbaijanis is being hidden from the international community. The Yerevan administration claims territory from Turkey, Azerbaijan and Georgia, Sakirov stressed.
-Azerbaijan-Pakistan relations in best stage ever in history-
Touching on Azerbaijan-Pakistan relations, Ambassador Sakirov said that political and military relations between the two countries were very good and that the relations were in their best stage ever in history.
The Pakistani Senate's decision will bring our peoples closer to each other. Pakistan was the second country that recognized Azerbaijan's independence after Turkey. Aside from the two governments, the peoples of our countries have love and affection for each other, Sakirov said.
In a session held on February 2, the Pakistani Senate decided to define the Khojaly massacre as the "Khojaly genocide" and called on Armenia to withdraw from occupied Azerbaijani territory.
(Reporting by Erkan Yigitsozlu)