The Community stated that the Granada Statement issued by Armenia, the EU, France, and Germany is discriminatory.
“We, the Western Azerbaijan Community representing Azerbaijanis forcibly expelled from Armenia, express our deep disappointment and concern regarding the discriminatory statement made by the leaders of Armenia, the EU, France, and Germany on October 5, 2023, in Granada, Spain. They deliberately choose not to acknowledge the equal and legitimate right of Azerbaijanis expelled from Armenia to return to their homes. This wrong and one-sided statement denying our right to return not only perpetuates our suffering but also exacerbates regional tensions, hindering the prospects of lasting peace and reconciliation.
The Western Azerbaijan Community has repeatedly reached out to Armenia, the EU, and its member states, appealing for enabling of our safe and dignified return to our ancestral lands. Regrettably, our pleas have been met with indifference and silence. With the discriminatory statement issued in Granada, the EU and some of its member states has effectively endorsed Armenia’s policy of ethnic cleansing against Azerbaijanis.
We urge Armenia, the EU, France, and Germany to reconsider their stance and recognize the rights of ethnic Azerbaijanis expelled from Armenia to return to their homes in safety and with dignity,” the Community said.