Armenians Block Azeri Efforts in Swedish Parliament
STOCKHOLM—The Armenian community in Sweden swiftly blocked Azeri efforts to discuss a Karabakh resolution at the Swedish parliament.
The Armenian community in Sweden sent a letter to the parliament demanding to cancel the discussions. They said that the Azeri version contained false reports about refugees and claims about the events in Khojaly and was another effort by Azerbaijan to falsify history and continue anti-Armenian propaganda.
The effort was led by Swedish parliament member Mehmet Kaplan, according to whom the Swedish parliament would be informed about the “realities.”
Addressing a gathering of Sweden’s Congress of Azerbaijanis, Kaplan said that effort in parliament was prompted by Swedish media reports following the June Kazan meeting between the presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan. He claimed that media presented “incorrect” information when reporting that Azerbaijan wanted to resolve the conflict through military means.
While at the meeting, Kaplan also discussed the involvement of Azeri youth in Sweden’s political life.