Baku promises Eurovision 2012 Armenian contestants safety, yet unlikely to fulfill promise

Baku promises Eurovision 2012 Armenian contestants safety, yet unlikely to fulfill promise

PanARMENIAN.Net - The state of Azerbaijan guarantees security of Armenian representatives to participate at the Eurovision 2012, Minister of Youth and Sports Azad Rahimov told journalists, APA reports.

However, previous practice proves Azeri assurances of security provisions to be no more than words. In past, Baku has repeatedly stated that Armenian participants of sports, cultural and social events are safe in Azerbaijan, yet, at the last minute, the country was unable to guarantee their safety.

Armenia hasn’t yet decided as to its participation in Eurovision 2012 Song Contest.

Azerbaijan has won this year's Eurovision Song Contest in Germany, which means next year's songfest will be hosted in Baku. ldar Gasimov and Nigar Jamal of Ell/Nikki were voted winners, after scoring 221 points with their love song, Running Scared.

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