Baku Objects to Euro Parliament Survey in Nakhichevan

YEREVAN (PanArmenian.Net)–Top Azeri officials said that they might allow a European Parliament (EP) delegation to survey the destroyed Armenian cemetery in Julfa–Nakhichevan–"only with the condition of bilateral survey," APA reports.

The EP decided last week that a delegation composed of members of the Commission on EU-Armenia parliamentary cooperation will visit Julfa as part of their trip to Armenia from April 17-21. The aim of the mission is to investigate Azerbaijan’s destruction of the Armenian cemetery in Julfa.

Prior to traveling to Julfa–they will need to get the necessary authorization from Azeri authorities.

The mission is being sent in accordance with the EP’s resolution "on cultural heritage in Azerbaijan," which "deman’s that Azerbaijan allow missions–including experts working with ICOMOS–who are dedicated to surveying and protecting archaeological heritage–in particular Armenian heritage–onto its territory–and that it also allow a European Parliament delegation to visit the archaeological site at Julfa."

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