Armenia has suspended diplomatic relations with Hungary over the extradition to Azerbaijan of a man who murdered an Armenian army officer, Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan said on Friday.

“Today we are suspending diplomatic relations and all official ties with Hungary,” Sargsyan said at an emergency meeting with representatives of foreign diplomatic missions in Armenia.

Relations between Armenia and Hungary worsened following Budapest’s decision to extradite to Azerbaijan Ramil Safarov, serving a live sentence for the murder of Armenian officer Gurgen Margaryan.