Azeri Parliament Speaker Asks Iran to Help Settle Karabakh Conflict

BAKU (BBC)–The Chairman of the Azeri Milli Majlis [parliament]–Murtuz Aleskerov–in a meeting with the Baku-based Iranian newsmen last Wednesday called on Tehran to help settle the Karabakh issue.

He said that the Islamic Republic of Iran has repeatedly announced its support for the territorial integrity of the Republic of Azerbaijan but did not give any proposal for settling the Karabakh conflict between the two neighboring republics of Azerbaijan and Armenia.

Referring to Irano-Azeri economic relations–Aleskerov said the two countries are enjoying good bilateral relations–adding that the Islamic Republic of Iran has always sent humanitarian assistance for the Azeri refugees and the citizens of the autonomous Republic of Nakhichevan–reported IRNA.

The Azeri Majlis Speaker then criticized the existing level of parliamentary relations between the two countries and underlined the need to upgrade relations between the parliamen’s of the two nations.

Aleskerov expressed hope that the media of the both countries will do all in their capacity to help expand and bolster relations between Tehran and Baku.

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