Trend, Azerbaijan
June 29 2014

Azerbaijan explains reason for visa denial to member of French
delegation to OSCE PA

Baku, Azerbaijan, June 29

By Elchin Mehdiyev - Trend:

Azerbaijani Parliament's Vice Speaker Bahar Muradova has explained the
reason for visa denial to a member of French delegation to the OSCE
Parliamentary Assembly's 23rd Annual Session, held in Baku.

During the session, the French MP Alan Neri expressed dissatisfaction
with the fact that one of the French delegation members was not
granted a visa.

Neri said his colleague was refused a visa because of his visits to
Nagorno-Karabakh, and added that he considers this as a violation of

Muradova, in turn, stressed that Nagorno-Karabakh is an integral part
of Azerbaijan, and the country's authorities consider the visits to
Azerbaijan's territories occupied by Armenia as a violation of state

The vice speaker also noted that in order to visit Nagorno-Karabakh
one has to get permission from Azerbaijani authorities, otherwise,
these persons will be considered as persona non grata.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress