The Ambassador of Norway to Azerbaijan Steinar Gill denied the media reports that after the incident with the inauguration of the Educational Centre in Gyanja he was called by the police. The diplomat made up his mind to attend the police station after the incident with the centre opening, he said in a statement on 22 September 2005 at the news conference.
The incident occurred on 21 September in Gyanja where Gill arrived for taking part in the opening of the Norwegian Educational Centre. The officers of the Nizami district police station locked the doors of the Centre and barred the access for the people to the building. The Ambassador attended the police department to clarify the reasons of what happened followed by the symbolic opening ceremony in the yard of a residential building where the Centre is located.
The diplomat reported, according to the police version the specified Center is accommodated in the private apartment of one of the GyanjaвЂ™s residents, who leased his apartment to the Norwegian side. The lease contract expired and the landlord wanted the premises to be freed. However, Gill underlined, despite al these, the Embassy of Norway will seek the Centre to be opened.