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January 20 victims commemorated in Germany

21 January 2012 [22:00] - TODAY.AZ
The embassy of Azerbaijan in Germany has organized an event to mark the 22nd anniversary of 20 January tragedy. The event brought together Azerbaijan`s Minister of Agriculture Ismat Abasov, Deputy Economic Development Minister Niyazi Safarov, representatives of the community, members of the country`s Diaspora in Germany.

Ambassador Parviz Shahbazov made a speech at the event, condemning the leadership of the former Soviet Union which ordered the massacre. The diplomat noted that thanks to national leader Heydar Aliyev the tragedy was given political and legal assessment.

Agriculture Minister Ismat Abasov and Deputy Economic Development Minister Niyazi Safarov spoke of history of the tragedy. The event participants also viewed an exhibition reflecting the January 20 massacre.


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