Three decades have passed since the 20 January tragedy in Baku, known as Black January.
People in Marneuli Municipality also remembered the Black January developments in Baku. The event attended by representatives of the Embassy of Azerbaijan and members of different organizations was conducted under the aegis of the Azerbaijan Center in Georgia.
A video collage of the 20 January tragedy developments was presented at the event, and later floral tributes were placed at the cemetery of Vapadar Eminov, who participated in both 20 January and 9 April events.
Today, Azerbaijanis commemorated the 30th anniversary of Black January, a bloody crackdown by Soviet troops on Azerbaijani activists.
On 20 January 1990, the Soviet Union army raided peaceful Azerbaijani protesters, killing 131 people, wounding and injuring 744 and incarcerating at least 400. Black January is considered the day of the birth of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
On January 10, 2020, the meeting of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Turkmenistan to Georgia Mr. D. Muratov with the President of Georgia Her Excellency Mrs. S. Zourabichvili was held at the “Orbeliani” Presidential Palace.
In the beginning of the meeting, the Ambassador conveyed the invitation letter of the President of Turkmenistan Gurbanguly Berdimuhamedov addressed to the President of Georgia and inviting her to participate to the International Conference «Policy of Neutrality and its importance in ensuring international peace, security and sustainable development», dedicated to the 25th anniversary of Neutrality, which will be held on December 11-12, 2020 in Ashgabat.
During the conversation, the parties noted the vital role of the policy of permanent Neutrality implemented under the leadership of the President of Turkmenistan and aimed at ensuring peace, international security and sustainable development.
The bilateral relations in political, trade-economic and cultural-humanitarian spheres were also discussed.