Azerbaijan shows foreign diplomats consequences of 27-year occupation of Jabrayil region
Foreign ambassadors, military attachés and heads of international organizations accredited in Azerbaijan arrived in the city of Jebrail, where they got acquainted with the consequences of the war crimes committed by the Armenian armed forces. In particular, they visited the destroyed House of Culture and the cemetery.
Diplomats and military attachés were accompanied by Assistant to the President of Azerbaijan, Head of the Foreign Policy Department of the Presidential Administration of the Republic of Azerbaijan Hikmet Hajiyev, Assistant to the First Vice President Elchin Amirbekov and others.
World-renowned photographer Reza Degati briefed the diplomats on the previous state of the House of Culture and the ruins. Then, for the first time in many years, the music sounded on the ruins of the House of Culture.
Commenting on what he saw, Turkish Ambassador to Azerbaijan Erkan Ozoral noted that in Jabrayil he witnessed the same picture as in other regions of Azerbaijan liberated from occupation.
"We saw a city razed to the ground, the destruction of all monuments, including cultural ones. Here we witnessed the plundering of graves. The graves were opened, the bones of the deceased are scattered around. All this is inhuman, real barbarism. Criminals should answer for their crimes,’’ the ambassador said.
In turn, British Ambassador James Sharp noted that this was his first trip to the Azerbaijani lands liberated from occupation. “Coming here and seeing the destruction, I got a clear idea. Of course, we will inform our country about the situation in the territories liberated from the occupation, in Jebrail,” the diplomat emphasized.
In his opinion, in the future, British companies will be able to invest here in tourism, agriculture and renewable energy. "For example, as you can see, the weather here is sunny. In the future, a solar power plant may be built on these territories. However, all this will happen in the future as the restoration of these territories is a long process. The territories still have to be cleared of mines," AZERTAC quotes the ambassador as saying.