Baku. 26 February. REPORT.AZ/ A memorial ceremony was held on the 27th anniversary of Khojaly genocide in Helsinki, Finland. The event was with the steering support of Ulviyya Jabbarova, Coordinator of the Coordination Council of Scandinavian Azerbaijanis for Finland and the State Committee on Work with Diaspora.
Report informs citing the Council that the event was attended by Chargé d'Affaires of Azerbaijan in Sweden Gunash Rustamzadeh, Azerbaijanis living in Finland, representatives of diplomatic missions accredited in this country, public figures and other guests.
The memorial ceremony started with the performance of the National Anthem of Azerbaijan and commemoration of martyrs with a moment's silence
Jabbarova opened the event and informed the guests about the Khojaly genocide: "We hope that our event will have a key role in informing the Finnish public about the Khojaly genocide and occupation of Azerbaijan’s
Rustamzadeh suggested to raise the issue of the Khojaly genocide in the Finnish Parliament taking into account that Finnish government and the parliament played an active role in the recognition of the Srebrenica genocide in the world. She said that on February 22, a meeting was held with the Finnish parliamentarians in this regard.
A video on Khojaly genocide was displayed within the memorial ceremony.
Mona Savojifar, a member of the Azer-Turk youth organization, performed Azerbaijani folk song “Sari gelin”, while concertmaster of the Finnish Opera and Ballet Theater Leyli Huseynova performed"Vocalis" by Sergei Rakhmaninov, "Yö merenrannalla” by Heyno Haski, student of the Sibelius Academy and laureate of contests Emil Hartikainen performed Asaf Zeynalli's "Mugham Sayaghi" and "Theme from Schindler`s list" by John Williams's among others.