Azerbaijan was informed about BBC journalist’s visit to occupied lands (UPDATE)
Details added (first version posted on 19:13)
Baku, Azerbaijan, Apr.8
By Seba Aghayeva - Trend:
Azerbaijan was informed about the visit of BBC TV channel's correspondent Rayhan Demytrie to its occupied territories, Azerbaijan's Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hikmet Hajiyev said Apr.8.
He said the administration of the BBC World News service sent a letter to Azerbaijan in connection with the visit.
In this letter, ВВС asked for permission for the visit of the TV channel's correspondent to the country's Nagorno-Karabakh region to prepare reportage.
"Although we do not agree with some points in the prepared reportage, we respect the journalist's professional activity based on the respect to the country's law and the freedom of press," said Hajiyev.
Unfortunately, Armenian side didn't allow to prepare such reportage about the separatist regime created in Azerbaijan's occupied lands, the spokesperson added.
"If the journalist was allowed to prepare reportage, she would be able to talk about the Armenian vandalism against the historical and religious monuments of the Azerbaijani people," said Hajiyev.
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.
The two countries signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, Russia, France and the US are currently holding peace negotiations.
Armenia has not yet implemented the UN Security Council's four resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions
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