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Armenian Delegation in Baku Criticizes Azerbaijan’s "Xenophobic Propaganda"

Armenian members of parliament on a rare visit to Azerbaijan. (photo: Republic of Armenia National Assembly Committee on Foreign Relations)

Two Armenian members of parliament have made a rare visit to Azerbaijan, where they spoke out against their hosts' “xenophobic propaganda” and incurred the wrath of nationalist Azerbaijanis.

The delegation was in Baku last week to take part in a session of the Euronest Parliamentary Assembly, a European Union body devoted to parliamentary cooperation with its partners in the former Soviet Union.

“We came here because Euronest is an essential platform for us,” said Armen Ashotyan, the head of the two-member delegation. “Armenia is about to sign a new agreement with the European Union. The other reason we came here is that such an event could have well been used for anti-Armenia rhetoric and propaganda in the presence of European MPs.”

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Armenian Delegation in Baku Criticizes Azerbaijan’s "Xenophobic Propaganda"

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