by Ashot Safaryan
Ana Veten Party of Azerbaijan has refused to attend the Forum of Young Politicians of the South Caucasus to be held by the Netherlands Institute for Multiparty Democracy (NIMD) on 26-27 April.
Referring to Ana Veten Party press-service, APA agency reports that NIMD held a similar event also on 29-30 June, 2013. Now, the Party claims that rapprochement of the Azerbaijani and Armenian youth is impossible unless "Azerbaijan's lands are released."
The refusal to attend the Forum is notable amid latest arrest of a prominent Azerbaijani journalist, editor of Zerkalo newspaper Raud Mirkadirov, over espionage charges in favor Armenia.