Azerbaijani Public Council Seeks New Trip to Nagorno-Karabakh

BAKU (Armenpress)–Azerbaijan’s Public Council for the Resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict has asked the Azeri authorities to allow its members to make another trip to Nagorno-Karabakh.
Trend news agency said the Council assessed the previous visit by a group of intellectuals as very successful and such contacts should continue.
In related news, Azerbaijan sent a note of protest to India which was among seven countries that voted on March 14 against an Azeri-drafted UN resolution that demanded an "immediate, complete and unconditional withdrawal of Armenian forces from occupied Azerbaijani lands."
The United States, Russia and France which are OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs, as well as Armenia, India, Vanuatu and Angola voted against the non-binding resolution, which was backed by 39 mostly Islamic nations. Over a 100 countries abstained or voted against the one sided resolution.
Baku responded by accusing the mediators of favoring the Armenian side and threatening to demand that the Minsk Group be co-chaired by other countries.
Azerbaijani Trend news agency quoted the Azeri Ambassador in New Delhi as saying that in the note of protest Baku expresses its discontent over India’s vote. The ambassador said the protest note was submitted to India’s foreign affairs ministry.

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