The President of Azerbaijan sharply criticized the foreign Minister of the country
Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has criticized the work of the foreign Minister of Azerbaijan Elmar Mammadyarov, saying that could not find it in the workplace after the beginning of the escalation of the conflict on the border with Armenia.
"What did the foreign Ministry? Where was he? After the incident, July 12, we were all in the workplace. The Prime Minister in the workplace, I'm at the office until the morning. The Minister of defence, chief of staff, the head of the state security Service, the interior Minister, the head of the foreign intelligence Service, Secretary of the security Council. I couldn't find the head of the foreign Ministry. I asked Prime Minister Ali Asadov on his whereabouts," - Aliyev said on Wednesday at a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers dedicated to the socio-economic development of Azerbaijan in the first half of 2020, his statement broadcast by AZTV state TV channel offers.
Then the floor was taken by the Prime Minister, saying that the foreign Minister of Azerbaijan worked from home.
"I called Elmar Mammadyarov. Told him what you told me. Asked him where he was. He said he worked from home. Asked him to clarify where he was hourly. Again he said, working from home, heard about the incident at three o'clock," - said the Prime Minister.
In turn the President of Azerbaijan, after receiving a response from the Prime Minister, said that "does not want to go into details, but believes it is sufficient."
Began on 12 July a clash on Armenian-Azerbaijani border continues third day in the neighboring areas - the Tavush and Tovuz, bordering also with Georgia and located a few hundred kilometers from the unrecognized Nagorno-Karabakh, where the situation was calm. In the place of the attacks are military positions stationed near the village of Movses. According to Baku, died 11 Azerbaijani servicemen, including a General. The Armenian side announced the deaths of four officers and ten wounded. Azerbaijan and Armenia blame for the attacks on each other. A number of countries and international organizations expressed concern about the situation on the Armenian-Azerbaijani border and urged the parties to dialogue. The Russian foreign Ministry said it was ready to assist Baku and Yerevan support to stabilize the situation.