EUROPEANS ARE WARNED AGAINST VISITING AZERBAIJAN, WHAT BAKU PRESENTS AS ITS DIPLOMATIC VICTORY

PanARMENIAN.Net
February 18, 2011 - 16:24 AMT 12:24 GMT

Recently, some Armenian media wrote with reference to Azerbaijani
sources that warnings are placed on websites of various foreign
ministries, urging their citizens to refrain from visiting Nagorno
Karabakh and Azerbaijani regions neighboring with Armenia.

This information, which is disseminated by propagandistic media
of Azerbaijan, is published on front pages of Armenian papers as
sensational news without clarification and editing.

This can be assessed as another Azerbaijani provocation. In reality,
the situation is quite opposite.

The matter is that foreign ministries of various countries report on
their official websites that they do not advise visiting Azerbaijani
regions neighboring with Karabakh and Armenia, as Baku has not
withdrawn its snipers from the frontline.

Similar reports have been placed long ago, while the Azerbaijani
propaganda tries to present them as another victory of the Azerbaijani
diplomacy.

Armenian media "confirm" it either due to lack of knowledge, or with
the aim to escalate the situation.

Nevertheless, the number of tourists visiting Armenia and Nagorno
Karabakh continues growing, what is proved also by statistics.

Several countries advise their tourists to refrain from visiting some
regions of Europe as well.

Besides, we would like to note that Nagorno Karabakh is mentioned on
websites of many countries' foreign ministries in the section Armenia
and nobody even thinks of it as of "part of Azerbaijan."

The government's 'advice' is given to tourists to ensure security of
its own citizens.




From: A. Papazian