Azerbaijani Press Council’s Chairman Considers Visits of Azerbaijani Intellectuals to Nagorno-Karabakh Necessary
Azerbaijan, Baku / Trend corr.S.ilhamgizi / Aflatun Amashev, the Azerbaijani Press Council's chairman, approved a group of Azerbaijani intellectuals' visit to Nagorno-Karabakh.
"Presently we are the focus of attention of the international community. Once we have agreed with peaceful co-existence with Armenians, accept Armenians, residing in the Nagorno-Karabakh territory, as Azerbaijani citizens, there was nothing reprehensible in the visit of Azerbaijani intellectuals to Nagorno-Karabakh. I believe that similar visits are necessary," Amashev said.
Recently there are abusive expressions directed to the Azerbaijani intellectuals. Amashov said the Press Council had already undertaken measures due to appeals.
The delegation of Azerbaijani and Armenian intellectuals chaired by both countries visited Nagorno-Karabakh and Armenia. The delegation arrived in Shusha, as well as met with Arkadi Gukasan, the head of Armenian separatists and also with the President of Armenia, Robert Kocharan in Khankandi. The President of Azerbaijan, Ilham Aliyev, met with the delegation in Baku. Kamal Abdulla, the member of the Press Council's Department, was also amongst the Azerbaijani delegation.