Guests visiting Baku for European Games should be informed about Karabakh conflict – MP
Baku, Azerbaijan, June 9
By Ilkin Izzet - Trend:
It is necessary to benefit from the opportunities created during the First European Games in Baku and inform the guests about Armenian-Azerbaijani Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Azay Guliyev, MP, head of the Council of State Support to NGOs under the Azerbaijani president told reporters June 9.
He added that the corresponding brochures, materials and stands have been prepared for this purpose.
"The guests will be provided with detailed information about Azerbaijan, as well as the occupied Azerbaijani lands," said Guliyev.
Armenians have occupied part of Azerbaijani lands and as a result, over a million Azerbaijanis became refugees and IDPs, he said, adding that the international community shouldn't put up with it.
He called on the country's journalists to communicate with foreign colleagues as much as possible and inform them about the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. As a result of the ensuing war, in 1992 Armenian armed forces occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.
Baku 2015 is the first-ever European Games, an exciting and innovative multi-sport event for the continent which will take place on June 12-28, 2015.
There will be a total of 20 sports at Baku 2015: 16 Olympic sports and four non-Olympic sports. More than 6,000 athletes from across Europe will be representing their nations over 17 days of competition.
Baku was awarded the games by the European Olympic Committees (EOC) in December 2012.
Edited by CN