On January 20, 2020 a memorial ceremony dedicated to the 30th Anniversary of the tragedy of Black January 1990 was held at the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan in Romania
On January 20, 2020 a memorial ceremony dedicated to the 30th Anniversary of the tragedy of Black January 1990 was held at the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan in Romania. The event was opened by the minute of silence to the memory of the victims of the abovementioned tragedy. Romanian intellectuals, students, representatives of Mass medias, “SOCAR Petroleum SA” company, board members of the Azerbaijan – Romania Friendship Association, Romania – Azerbaijan Bilateral Chamber of Commerce and Industry, citizens of Azerbaijan living and studying in Romania participated in the event.
Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Republic of Azerbaijan to Romania Huseyn Najafov noted that January 20 is a symbol of struggle for sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of Azerbaijan and stressed that the memory of the martyrs who sacrificed their lives for national liberation will live in memory of our people forever.
During the event, Ambassador spoke about the aggression of the Soviet armed forces against the Azerbaijani people on January 20, 1990 and the brutal assassination of unarmed civilians. It was mentioned that 147 people were killed and 744 were injured.
Huseyn Najafov emphasized that the National Leader of the Azerbaijani people, Heydar Aliyev came to the Representation of Azerbaijan in Moscow on January 21, 1990 and objected to the Soviet leadership. Ambassador noted that the first political and legal assessment of the tragedy of January 20 was given by Great Leader Heydar Aliyev.
Ambassador also underlined that the spreading of true facts about the tragedy of Black January to the world community is one of the tasks set by the President Ilham Aliyev the successor of successful political line of National Leader Heydar Aliyev.
At the end of the event, films dedicated to the tragedy of January 20 was screened.
The presentation of photo exhibition, reflecting the Bloody January tragedy was orginised at the Embassy as well.