Spokesperson of the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry, Elman Abdullayev has commented on the joint statement made by the spokespersons of EU High Representative and European Commissioner for Neighborhood Policy on May 3, 2014.
"The joint statement made by the spokespersons of EU High Representative and European Commissioner for Neighborhood Policy on May 3, 2014, having political nature falls short of the reality on the ground, and attempts to distort the true sense of the legal proceedings instituted with regard to Rauf Mirgadirov and call of Leyla Yunusova and Arif Yunusov as witnesses in this process," Abdullayev told journalists on May 6.
Abdullayev pointed out that the investigation launched by the General Prosecutor's Office of the Republic of Azerbaijan is not related to their journalistic or civil society activities.
"While the case is under the investigation, any early judgments and politically motivated statements are nothing but attempts to interfere into and to exert pressure on the investigation. It is also absolutely unacceptable from the rule of law's point of view," Abdullayev said.
As it is well-known, Azerbaijan has always been supportive to inter-communal dialogue between Azerbaijani and Armenian communities of the Nagorno-Karabakh region of the Republic of Azerbaijan, according to the spokesperson of Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry.
"We believe that such a dialogue conducive to mutual understanding and confidence, will significantly contribute to the peace process as a whole," Abdullayev added.