Azerbaijani MP slams Russian court’s decision to liquidate VAK

# 10:35
16 May 2017

Azerbaijani MP, deputy executive secretary of the ruling New Azerbaijan Party Siyavush Novruzov slammed the Russian Supreme Court's decision to liquidate the All-Russian Azerbaijan Congress (VAK).


Speaking at a parliamentary meeting on Monday, Novruzov noted with regret that some people in Russia rely more on their personal interests than national interests, APA reported.


He said that Azerbaijan-Russia relations are already damaged.


“Immediate actions must be taken in this regard. We have been pressurized many times by international circles because of Russia. However, we have never acted against Russia’s interests,” said the MP, calling on the parliament to make an official statement in this regard.


“What does this mean? Has Russia dealt with all its affairs, but except the All-Russian Azerbaijani Congress? There are a lot of Russian kindergartens, schools and centers in Azerbaijan. As chairman of the parliament’s Committee on public unions and religious organizations, I will officially appeal to relevant bodies of Azerbaijan to submit reports on availability of documents of the Russian centers and communities in the country”, he added.


Speaker Ogtay Asadov said that Azerbaijan has always supported Russia’s position. “And the question is that they overlooked it”, he stressed.