Benelux Azerbaijanis Congress (BAC) and other Azerbaijani Diaspora organizations functioning in the Netherlands have sent a letter of protest to the VU University of Amsterdam regarding the presentation of the book by Armenian Anna Astvatsaturian born in Baku, about the Baku and Sumgayit events in the 1990s.
The letter says it has already been proved that the clashes in Baku and Sumgayit in 1990 were committed by Armenians and more than 30 000 Armenians are currently residing in Azerbaijan, the State Committee on Work with Diaspora told APA.
“The Armenians, who cannot accept the fact that Azerbaijan is a tolerant country where several nations friendly co-existed many years, continue to spread slanders. The existence of the Armenian Church in Baku also proves that Azerbaijan is a tolerant country. There is no Azerbaijani in Armenia which continues pursuing a policy of ethnic cleansing. These and similar facts are still being hidden from the world community,” the letter says.
The young members of BAC also attended the presentation of the book.
At the end of the event organized by theDutch Armenian Committee and Armenian Youth Organization, the young members of the Benelux Azerbaijanis Congress addressed questions to Astvatsaturian about the Armenian atrocities in Nagorno Karabakh and Khojaly, bringing facts and arguments.
Besides, other Azerbaijani Diaspora organizations functioning in the Netherlands have sent protest letters to the VU University of Amsterdam and author of the book Anna Astvatsaturian.