UNA media delegation visits Azerbaijan’s Karabakh region

October 25, 2018 Off By Web Desk

The media delegation of the Union of OIC News Agencies (UNA) on Wednesday visited Azerbaijan’s southwestern region Karabakh and the border area with Armenia.

The UNA delegation also paid a visit to some of the Azerbaijani villages in the Jabrail District on the border with Iran from one side, and the Line of Control with the Armenian forces on the other.

Members of the delegation visited the Fizuli District to learn more about the crisis between Azerbaijan and Armenia. In this context, the delegation members inspected the Martyr Novruz Aslanov School, which was built in the liberated village of the district in 2016. They listened to an explanation by the administration about the functioning of the school during the times of military skirmishes between the two countries.

The deputy head of Fizuli District Executive Power said the school was named after Novruz Aslanov, who was martyred in the 1990s first war between Armenia and Azerbaijan, in honor of him and the martyrs who sacrifice their lives for the homeland and its territory. He noted that the Nagorno-Karabakh region has been under the Armenian occupation since 1994, adding that the Azerbaijani farmers were expelled from the region after the occupation.

The deputy governor pointed out that Azerbaijan’s military had managed to liberate 97 villages in the region, but Azerbaijan was forced, under the world powers’ threats, to withdraw. Therefore, he explained, only one village of the region remains under the control of the Azerbaijani army, noting that clashes between the two sides do not stop.

During the visit, the UNA delegation was accompanied by Adviser to the Assistant of the President of Azerbaijan for Information Dr. Behrouz Hasanov and Head of Jabrail Region Executive Power Kamal Hasanov.

Source: International Islamic News Agency