FM: European Parliament's resolution inflicted damage to relations of Azerbaijan with EU

FM: European Parliament
# 16 September 2015 17:17 (UTC +04:00)

Baku - APA. The European Parliament's recent resolution has inflicted damage to the relations of Azerbaijan with the European Union, Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov told APA on Sept.16.

The resolution adopted in hasty manner puts biased and slanderous claims against Azerbaijan, he said.

"Contrary to any essence of international relations, absurd and insulting accusations beyond ethical norms are used in the Resolution. This is utterly unacceptable," the FM said.

Adoption of the Resolution cannot be explained within diplomatic logic, he said.

"Azerbaijan is an independent and sovereign country. There is no way a sovereign country could accept political pressure and dictate. We think that while speaking about European values it would be more appropriate for the European Parliament to pay the necessary attention to more important and critical problems spread through Europe, such as discrimination and xenophobia, Islamophobia, radicalism, extremism and inhumane treatment of migrants," Mammadyarov noted.

It is regrettable that the European Parliament cannot find the same courage to discuss and formulate an opinion with regard to the case of presenting the death of migrant kid as an object of caricature and joke under the freedom of press, said the minister.

"We state that any organization chosen the way of expression beyond ethical norms and cross the “red line”, will get the same adequate and non-adequate response by our side," Mammadyarov completed.