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                        HON. ROBERT B. ADERHOLT

                               of alabama

                    in the house of representatives

                      Thursday, February 25, 2021

  Mr. ADERHOLT. Madam Speaker, I want to call into remembrance of the 
hundreds of Azerbaijanis killed in Khojaly on February 25 and 26, 1992. 
Since the beginning of the armed conflict between Armenia and 
Azerbaijan in the late 1980s, it is reported that the Khojaly tragedy 
was the single worst day in this conflict, resulting in hundreds of 
lives lost, families devastated, and the town destroyed.
  A cease-fire was negotiated in 1994, but the conflict remains 
unresolved. In the wake of the 2020 fighting between Azerbaijan and 
Armenia in the Nagorno-Karabakh, it is my hope and prayer that the 
barriers to peace that have persisted for the last three decades can be 
resolved. Long-term peace, security, and regional cooperation are in 
the best interests of the entire region of the South Caucasus and the 
  The U.S. and Azerbaijan established diplomatic relations in 1992, the 
same year as the Khojaly tragedy. Since then, Azerbaijan has been a key 
partner in the War on Terror, and the two nations share a Trade 
Relations Agreement and a Bilateral Investment Treaty.
  The anniversary of this tragedy is an appropriate time to remember 
the lives of all the men, women, and children who were killed, and to 
recommit to working together to prevent such atrocities from occurring