Greek Foreign Minister summoned to parliament over envoy’s Karabakh visit

Greek Foreign Minister summoned to parliament over envoy’s Karabakh visit

PanARMENIAN.Net - At the initiative of the Armenian National Committee of Greece, the country’s foreign minister has been summoned to parliament to provide an explanation about why Greece’s Ambassador to Azerbaijan attended a junket to the occupied Nagorno-Karabakh city of Shushi organized by Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev, Asbarez reports.

In a letter to Greece’s Foreign Minister Nikos Denidas the ANC of Greece expressed dissatisfaction with the decision to have Greece’s Ambassador to Azerbaijan Nikolaos Piperigos to attend junket to the Azeri occupied territories of Artsakh, including Shushi.

According to Azad Or, the Greece ANC letter has received wide support in various stakeholder communities in the country, as well as on social media in Greece.

This prompted Greek lawmaker Nina Kasimati, the vice-chairmen of the Greece-Armenia Friendship Group in parliament, to address the issue in the legislature and after dispatching the Greece ANC letter, demanded that foreign minister Denidas appear in parliament and provide the necessary explanation.

Greece’s former foreign minister Nikos Kotsias took to social media to express his concern with the Ambassador Piperigos’ actions, calling it “shameful” that the envoy attended “Azerbaijan’s anti-Armenian victory celebration.”

Piperigos was among several dozen representatives of foreign countries accredited in Azerbaijan attending a junket organized by Aliyev to Shushi and other Azeri occupied territories over the weekend.

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