Nalbandian: Racism and racial discrimination, xenophobia and intolerance grossly violate human dignity and give rise to tensions within and between societies. That is why the fight against them became one of the main priorities of our chairmanship.
Baku. The German Embassy to Baku issued today a statement due to the article published in Yeni Azerbaijan paper on 27 April 2012 "Diplomatic mission: opposition, be ready for ESC"
The statement reads:
The Embassy refutes the allegations about remarks by Ambassador Herbert Quelle at the meeting of the public chamber with the diplomatic corps on 24 April 2012. The Ambassador has not taken the floor at that meeting. Therefore all conclusions drawn from his alleged remarks concerning a contravention of the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations are baseless and untenable. The Embassy furthermore refutes the allegation contained in said article of a campaign against Azerbaijan directed by the German Federal Government.