Bundestag vice president: events in Khojaly are tragedy of the entire humanity
The eighth symposium "Stability and Security in the South Caucasus. Prospects of German-Azerbaijani Cooperation", dedicated to the next anniversary of the Khojaly genocide, was held in the Parliamentary Society of Germany.
The event was organized with the support of the Azerbaijani Embassy in Germany, the German-Azerbaijani Forum, the German Atlantic Society and the SOCAR representative office in Germany.
Bundestag Vice-President Thomas Opperman in his speech called the Khojaly events a tragedy of the entire humanity and stressed that Germany was ready to support the process of finding ways to resolve the Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
According to him, parties should show their will for speedy settlement of the conflict. In this regard, Opperman noted that Germany is interested in ensuring security in the region.
Speaking about the Azerbaijani-German relations, Opperman recalled that their history goes back two centuries. “Economic and cultural ties between our countries are at a high level,” he said.
The speech of the Chairman of the German-Azerbaijani Forum, former Secretary of State Hans-Eberhard Schleier, was dedicated to the topic of the Khojaly genocide and the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict, as well as various aspects of Azerbaijani-German relations.
Azerbaijani Ambassador to Germany Ramin Hasanov also spoke at the event. Speaking about the Azerbaijani-German relations, he noted that the settlement of the Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict is the most important issue on the agenda of these relations.
Diplomat noted that ending the occupation and returning Azerbaijanis to their homes could be a decisive factor in creating mutual trust between the parties to the conflict.
Hasanov also stressed that speedy settlement of the conflict is in the sphere of interests of Armenia, which is suffering from poverty. The entire region and all of its partners are also interested in this.