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Armenia boycotts the meeting under Azerbaijan's chairmanship in the CIS Council of Interior Ministers2012-09-07 14:52
Armenia has decided not to participate in the meeting of the Council of Interior Ministers (CIM) under the CIS, which had launched in Baku on September 7, the News.am reported.gt-en-newsitem-inside
According to the Armenian Police, due to the fact that the presidency in the CIS CIM passes to the Minister of Internal Affairs of Azerbaijan Ramil Usubov, the Armenian side has decided to boycott the CIM meetings.
Recall, relations between Armenia and Azerbaijan have deteriorated after the scandal around the Azeri military officer, sentenced to life imprisonment in Hungary for the murdrer of the Armenian officer. However, later, President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan stated the incident around the release and pardon of the Azerbaijani Ramil Safarov, should not affect the relations between Armenia and NATO.
"Unfortunately, in recent years we have witnessed that the universal principles and the principles of NATO have been violated, but that should not affect the relations between Armenia and NATO", the head of state said at a joint news conference with NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen.
And previously, Budapest filed a protest against Baku's decision to pardon Ramil Safarov, who murdered an Armenian officer in 2004.
State Secretary, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Hungary Zsolt Nemeth handed a note of protest to the Ambassador of Azerbaijan in Budapest on August 4.