(MENAFN- Trend News Agency) BAKU, Azerbaijan, March 17. The Azerbaijani
Parliament's International and Inter-Parliamentary Relations
Committee has strongly protested and condemned the resolution
adopted by the European Parliament on March 15, 2023 on
EU-Azerbaijan relations, trend reports via the committee's statement.
According to the statement, the resolution not only repeated
misleading comments made by the European Parliament against
Azerbaijan on human rights, fundamental freedoms, governance and
other topics, but also deliberately discredited Azerbaijan's
efforts to achieve peace, incited Armenian revanchist forces, and
voiced false and offensive rhetoric aimed at destabilizing the
The European Parliament not only allowed the adoption of this
resolution, damaging its authority but also became an instrument of
forces trying to realize their insidious plans in the South
Caucasus region through chaos and war, which causes deep
disappointment and anger, the statement said.
The statement also said that the resolution of the European
Parliament questioned the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan,
which is a complete disrespect for both international law and the
very charter of this organization.
The adoption of such a document is a clear indication that it
comes from Armenia and the Armenian diaspora, which has become a
'cancerous tumor of Europe', the statement noted.
“The extreme corruption, hatred for our country, for its
history, the pain caused by almost 30 years of occupation of 20
percent of its internationally recognized territories, ethnic
cleansing, the Khojaly genocide, the fate of more than one million
refugees and internally displaced persons, completely destroyed
cities and villages, indifference to the destruction of the
country's historical, cultural and religious heritage are
apparently manifested in the resolution,” the statement further
The repetition of the Armenian fairy tales about the alleged
'closure of the Lachin-Khankendi road' and the 'humanitarian
catastrophe' with great enthusiasm shows how irresponsible and
biased are the European Parliament members, the statement
“Along with this, the Committee on Foreign Relations and
Inter-Parliamentary Relations considers it necessary to note the
position demonstrated by the EU Commissioner for Enlargement and
Neighborhood Policy Oliver Varhelyi during the discussion of the
resolution,” the statement said.
“The European commissioner has demonstrated a balanced approach
to assessing the events taking place in the region. Despite
incredible pressure from biased MPs, he praised Azerbaijan's role
as a reliable partner for the EU,' the statement added.
The committee called on European MPs to conduct a constructive
dialogue based on mutual respect and understanding instead of
encouraging the revanchist forces.
Previously, the International and Inter-Parliamentary
Relations Committee and the Azerbaijani Members of the European
Union-Azerbaijan Parliamentary Co-operation Committee issued a
statement expressing protest against the biased resolution adopted
by the European Parliament on January 19, 2023 via a special