The tragedies that occurred 30 years ago cannot be ignored, and therefore it is very important to learn about the fate of the victims of these tragedies, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs David Merkel said at the international conference “Increasing national and global efforts to clarify the fate of missing persons” in Baku, Report informs.

Merkel noted that he has been visiting Azerbaijan for 25 years and is well aware of the Khojaly genocide.

This is an important moment in the history of Azerbaijan, he said. There is also a personal moment here – people have lost their loved ones and do not know about their fate, he added.

He said that the US is still trying to determine the fate of those killed during World War II.