Mayor of Acre: Nagorno-Karabakh is the territory of Azerbaijan

“Nagorno-Karabakh is the territory of Azerbaijan. Although the Armenian diaspora activists protested against events commemorating Khojaly genocide in our city, my answer to them was: I support the Azerbaijani nation,” Mayor of the Israeli city of Acre Shimon Lankri has told journalists.

He said no threat by Armenians can change his attitude towards Azerbaijan. Lankri said the city of Acre was home to the largest Azerbaijani community.

He recalled his visit to Quba in Azerbaijan, and said he was proud to see such excellent conditions created for the Jews in the country. “We agreed to sign a friendship and cooperation agreement between Quba and Acre. We presently continue the negotiations, and the document will be signed in 2017,” Lankri said.

The mayor said a House of Azerbaijan is being built in Acre, adding that it will be affiliated with Azerbaijan Multiculturalism Center.