Former ISESCO Director General, member of the Nizami Ganjavi International Center Abdulaziz Osman al-Tuwaijri issued a statement condemning the visit of Armenian Catholicos Garegin II to Khankendi and his chanting slogans of revenge.

“We regret that a religious institution chooses the language of hate and war instead of calling for peace and the Armenian Church spreads false information that Christian monuments and institutions are under threat in Azerbaijan.

“This is a complete lie because the freedom to worship is one of the honourable features of Azerbaijan. I am one of the international officials who has seen how churches and synagogues are respected and protected in Azerbaijan. I have always thanked Azerbaijan and its leadership for its tolerant policy”, the statement reads.