Foreign Ministry responds to USAID Director
It is unreasonable and unfair to call the migration of Armenian residents of Azerbaijan's Garabagh to Armenia a forced migration.
Azernews informs that Aykhan Hajizadeh, head of the press service department of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, said this in response to USAID Director Samantha Power's post on the "X" platform.
Yet another demonstration of double standards, selective approach & unfair treatment against #Azerbaijan: 👇— Aykhan Hajizada (@Aykhanh) November 21, 2023
1️⃣ An attempt to present the migration of Armenian residents from Garabagh region of #Azerbaijan to #Armenia as a forced movement is baseless and unjust.
He noted that during the nearly 30 years that the Armenian armed
forces occupied the territories of Azerbaijan, Power did not voice
any opinion against Armenia, on the contrary, even in the
post-conflict stage, it made statements contrary to international
law and Armenia's obligations.
Aykhan Hajizade reminded that during Samantha Power's visit to the region, she met with Armenians who had migrated to Armenia, but the next day she refused to meet with Azerbaijani refugees and IDPs who were deprived of their fundamental rights as a result of Armenia's aggression.
He emphasized that during the nearly 30-year occupation, there was not a single visit at the level of the USAID leadership to learn about the difficult situation faced by Azerbaijani refugees and internally displaced persons, whose number is 10 times greater.
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