YEREVAN, September 3. /ARKA/. Police of Armenia said Monday it had addressed a letter of protest to the participants of the upcoming CIS Inner Affairs Ministers Council meeting in Baku, September 6.
Police of Armenia expressed the indignation on extradition and pardon of Azeri killer Ramil Safarov, who had brutally murdered Armenian officer Gurgen Margaryan, in Budapest.
On 31 August Budapest extradited Safarov to Azerbaijan where he was immediately pardoned by President Ilham Aliyev.
According to some media sources, Azerbaijan intends to buy Hungarian government bonds valued 2-3 billion euros. Some analysts say Baku used this deal to get Safarov.
These actions erupted outrage in Yerevan. On 31 August Armenia’s President Serzh Sargsyan invited the heads of all diplomatic missions in Armenia to the extraordinary meeting and said Armenia suspends all diplomatic relations with Hungary
“The authorities of Hungary, a member of the EU and NATO, made a deal with Azerbaijan… Ministries of Inner Affairs of CIS member states are called to fight against all forms of crimes, including the case when a country, hosting the meeting of CIS Inner Affairs Ministers Council meeting, glorifies a grave crime. Thus, we consider it unacceptable from any moral angles to discuss the issues related to struggle against crimes on the territory of Azerbaijan,” Police said in a statement.
The document also states that within the current situation the Armenian delegation will not participate in the meeting in Baku, and Police Chief of Armenia will deliver his duties as a Chairman of CIS Inner Affairs Ministers Council to Inner Affairs Minister of the Russian Federation. —0--