Leyla Abdullayeva, the spokeswoman for the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry, commented on the visit of a four-member delegation of fractions in the Landtag of the Bundestag and the federal state of Brandenburg of the radical right-wing Alternative (AfD) party for Germany to the occupied territories, APA reports.
L. Abdullayeva On October 18, a four-member delegation of the Radical Right Alternative for Germany from the Bundestag and the Landtag faction of the federal state of Brandenburg, Steffen Kotré, Stefan Keuter, Andreas Galau, Andreas Galabits, (Andreas Kalbitz) visited our occupied lands.
She noted that these deputies, who have a very negative image in Germany, are members of a group in the Alternative for Germany party that propagandizes for Armenia: “Andreas Kalbits has been removed from the Alternative for Germany party at the meeting on May 15, 2020, on the grounds that he was a member of the neo-Nazi Republican Party.
Note that deputy of Bundestag Stefan Koyter is also distinguished by enthusiastic use by him of Nazi and anti-Semitic slogans in front of public.
The names of the aforementioned deputies have taken their place in the list of undesirable persons of the Republic of Azerbaijan for their illegal visit to Azerbaijan’s occupied lands in 2019. The names of AfD politicians are mentioned in connection with their frequent illegal visits not only to Azerbaijan’s occupied regions, but also to the conflict zones in the post-Soviet area as a whole.
Note that it was stressed in the responses given by relevant parties to letters of protest sent to presidents of Bundestag and Brandenburg’s Landtag regarding the illegal visit made by these four persons in May of the last year that the mentioned visit wasn’t agreed with those institutions, wasn’t implemented by permission of any one of their committees and the whole responsibility associated with the visit fell on the deputies who participated in it. At the same time, let’s note that AfD faction of Bundestag put forward a common stance regarding the solution of conflicts based on norms and principles of international law.
The diplomatic note regarding the aforementioned illegal visit will be sent by our country’s embassy to Germany to MFA of the Federative Republic of Germany and the letters of protest in this regard will be sent by the embassy to Bundestag and Brandenburg Landtag.
This fact once again shows that the historically existing cooperation of Armenia with persons having extremist and neo-Nazi views also continues today.
Thus, the cooperation of Armenia who glorifies fascism in the person of Garegin Nzhdeh with the radical rightist AfD party having negative image one again openly demonstrates that this country conducts the policy of glorification of fascism at the state level and uses these attempts in order to promote the illegal regime created by it on the Azerbaijani territories occupied by it”.