Karabakh official: Azerbaijani provocation failed at Germany tourism fair

The Azerbaijani’s provocation failed at the ITB Berlin World’s Leading Travel Trade Show, which was held recently in the German capital city.

Project officer at the Tourism Department of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR/Artsakh) Ministry of Economy, Artak Grigoryan, on Monday told about the aforesaid to reporters in Armenia’s capital city of Yerevan.

“The show was going quietly on the first days devoted to bilateral meetings,” Grigoryan said. “But when the exhibition hall opened, Azerbaijan closed its stand and put up posters of political nature there. After that, a group of Azerbaijanis had approached Karabakh’s stand and attempted to cover it with Azerbaijan’s flags; then they had blocked the entrance [to Karabakh’s stand]. [But] thanks to the quiet and discreet actions by the security staff, the incident was settled, and the visitors’ access toward Karabakh’s stand was restored.”

“The Azerbaijani side is doing everything possible to impede NKR’s participation in such international events,” NKR Deputy Minister of Economy Sergey Shahverdyan added, for his part. “At first, with diplomatic sources, then-with various actions.”

He noted that Artsakh, however, sends delegations to international fairs for the past eight years, and this contributes to making NKR more recognizable and appealing.

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