On Nov. 17, 2020 the Council of Pakistan - one of the most influential Pakistani American organizations - hosted its board meeting, with Nasimi Aghayev, Consul General of Azerbaijan and Dean of the Los Angeles Consular Corps; and Can Oguz, Consul General of Turkey, as invited guests. Law enforcement officers of Los Angeles also joined the meeting, which was led by Council of Pakistan President Adnan Khan, Consulate General of Azerbaijan in Los Angeles told SİA.
Speaking at the event, Consul General Nasimi Aghayev highlighted the strong brotherhood between Azerbaijan, Pakistan and Turkey, and their respective communities in Los Angeles. Aghayev mentioned that Consulates of three countries with the close participation of the Council of Pakistan hosted several events over the last years bringing the communities together. The Consul General thanked both the Turkish and Pakistani communities for their vocal support to Azerbaijan’s Patriotic War last year, the liberation of its territories from Armenia’s 30-year long barbaric occupation and the restoration of justice. Aghayev noted that during three decades of illegal occupation of Azerbaijan’s territories, Armenia razed to the ground over 10,000 sq km of area, including nine cities and 900 villages. Nearly all houses of over 800,000 forcibly displaced Azerbaijani civilians were looted and demolished brick by brick, and the materials were transported to Armenia and sold there. In addition, Armenia destroyed 700 historical Azerbaijani monuments and 927 libraries with 4.6 million books. Aghayev stressed that 65 out of 67 Azerbaijani mosques were desecrated and destroyed, with many of the mosques turned into pigsties and cowsheds by Armenia. The Consul General noted that Azerbaijan, which is now demining and rebuilding the liberated areas, wants to sign a peace treaty with Armenia as soon as possible. Then a short film produced by Azerbaijan’s Los Angeles Consulate General, titled “Cultural Genocide in the Caucasus: The worst cultural genocide of the 21st century,” was screened.
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