The Azerbaijani Embassy in Austria has organized a commemorative event dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the January 20 tragedy. The event was attended by representatives of the Azerbaijani and Turkish Diaspora organizations, Azerbaijani students in Vienna and others. The event began with a minute silence for the people killed on January 20, 1990. Ambassador Galib Israfilov described the tragedy as a historical phenomenon paving the way for Azerbaijan`s independence.
The Azerbaijani Embassy in Uzbekistan also hosted a commemorative event on the 25th anniversary of the Black January. The event brought together employees of the Embassy, public figures of Uzbekistan, and representatives of the Azerbaijani Diaspora.
The event started with an exhibition of books on the January 20 tragedy and the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
Addressing the event, Ambassador Huseyn Guliyev spoke about the discrimination policy of the Soviet leadership against Azerbaijan. He said that the day after the tragedy, national leader Heydar Aliyev held a press conference and condemned the USSR leadership for committing this terror act.