August 29, 2013 - 19:00 AMT
Foreign Ministry slams Azeri threats to impose sanctions over NKR visits

The statement of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic dated August 14, 2013, was circulated as a document of the General Assembly and Security Council in the United Nations Organization.

In the statement, the Foreign Ministry expresses grave concern over the fraudulent campaign by Azerbaijan, citing circulation of the letter in the UN calling upon its Member States to warn their citizens against visiting the NKR “without the prior authorization of the government of Azerbaijan”, as well as publication of a list of people declared personae non gratae over their visits to the NKR.

According to Karabakh Foreign Ministry statement, deluded by its language of threats and hostility, Azerbaijan has made anther step in a wrong direction. Azeri policy fits perfectly into the logic of its domestic human rights record that it is striving to impose upon foreign citizens.

Karabakh Foreign Ministry welcomes and encourages visits of foreign nationals, officials, as well as tourists, to the NKR. Such visits and people to people contacts contribute to the creation of an atmosphere of confidence and co-operation in the region and are essential for the international community to get truthful and objective information about the NKR, the Republic's Foreign Ministry reported.