(MENAFN – Trend News Agency) BAKU, Azerbaijan, 17 July
A meeting with Alec von Graffenried, mayor of Bern, the Swiss capital, was held at the initiative of the Azerbaijan embassy in Switzerland to inform the official Swiss structure of the provocative actions taken by the Armenian armed forces towards the Tovuz district. on the Azerbaijan-Armenia border to seize a new position, the embassy told Trend on July 17.
The new chairman of the Swiss-Azerbaijan Friendship Group in the Swiss parliament, member of the Swiss Liberal Party (FDP) Laurent Wehrli, influential member of the Swiss People’s Party, lawmaker from the Canton of Geneva Yves Nidegger and MP from the Canton of Ticino Marco Chiesa were also given detailed information about Armenian provocation recently.
In addition, the Swiss Ministry of Foreign Affairs, influential politicians, leading media outlets, including Tamedia AG – located in Zurich and currently the largest and most functional press center in Switzerland, were also informed of the provocation.
The embassy continued its targeted activities to expose the lies and provocations of the Armenians.
Issues relating to the recent military provocation by Armenia were discussed during the meeting. Azerbaijan’s Ambassador to Switzerland Hanum Ibrahimova stressed that the position of the Azerbaijani leader in the region and the rapid pace of development could not help but irritate Armenia.
While providing interlocutors with detailed information about the history of the Nagorno-Karabakh Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict, the ambassador told them that Armenia had held 20 percent of the occupied territories of Azerbaijan for about 30 years, in which the cultural and religious monuments belonging to the people of Azerbaijan were destroyed.
“As a result of Armenian aggression, around one million Azerbaijanis have become refugees and internally displaced people,” Ibrahimova added.
The Ambassador stressed that this Armenian provocation doubted the essence of negotiations and posed a threat to peace and security in the region.
In turn, expressing concern about the provocation occurring on the Azerbaijan-Armenia border, the mayor of Graffenried and other meeting participants expressed support for the ambassador, referring to the official position of Switzerland which supports the integrity and sovereignty of the territory of Azerbaijan.