ArmInfo. Azerbaijan refused to allow a representative of Ukraine to attend an EU event in the framework of the Eastern Partnership program in Baku because of the latter's Armenian origin. This was reported by the publication "European Truth" with reference to official sources in Kiev. We are talking about the Conflict Analysis seminar, which was held on January 13-16 in Baku, organized by EU structures, Turan reports.
The Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine informed the organizers in advance about the composition of its delegation, which was approved by the organizers. However, on the eve of the departure, information was received that the Azerbaijani side refuses to accept the representative of the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine because of her Armenian origin. This was stated in a letter sent by the Ministry of Internal Affairs of Ukraine to the EU mission. The letter does not mention the name of this employee, however, according to the "European Truth", it refers to the director of the Department of International Cooperation and European Integration Mary Hakobyan.
The Ministry of Internal Affairs asks the EU embassy "to recommend to the European College of Security and Defense to refrain from further holding events in the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan."
At the same time, the Ukrainian government decided not to make this conflict public, one of the interlocutors of "European Truth" noted.
An attempt to get a comment at the EU Delegation in Baku failed.