Azerbaijani FM objected to German counterpart calling Shusha, Khankandi by second names

Jeyhun Bayramov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan

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# 04 November 2023 21:02 (UTC +04:00)

"I highly appreciate Annalena Baerbock's supporting messages regarding Azerbaijan's territorial integrity. However, while mentioning Shusha and Khankandi, Minister also used second names regarding these cities," Minister of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan Jeyhun Bayramov said at a press conference held after meeting with Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Federal Republic of Germany Annalena Baerbock today, APA reports.

Jeyhun Bayramov said that the names on the territory of each sovereign country have been submitted to the relevant UN committee and those geographical names should be used: "There are no second names used by the German Foreign Minister in that register. I would like the minister to respect the sovereignty of Azerbaijan."

Note that the German Foreign Minister used the names "Shushi" along with Shusha and "Stepanakert" along with Khankandi at the press conference.

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