Armenia does not request special security conditions for Eurovision in Baku
Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan. 13 / Trend /
Armenian Public Television did not request special security conditions from the European Broadcasting Union for its participation in the Eurovision Song Contest in Baku this year, Eurovision official Sietse Bakker told the Mediamax agency.
The 57th Eurovision Song Contest will take place in Azerbaijan this year. The semi-finals will be held in Baku on May 22-24 and the finals on May 26.
Earlier this week, Armenian Public Television official Gohar Gasparyan said Yerevan has not made a final decision on its participation in the Eurovision song contest in Baku.
She said that the Armenian Public Television appealed to the European Broadcasting Union for guarantees of the Armenian delegation's security and waits for its response.
"The European Broadcasting Union does not give guarantees of security, as it is beyond the scope of our activities," Bakker said. "However, we ask for guarantees and security services from a local broadcaster and the relevant authorities and/or partners. As of this year, we received security guarantees for all delegations from the Azerbaijani PM."
Moreover, the issue of Armenia's possible participation was discussed with the Baku authorities in August last year to confirm that the security guarantees will be extended to the Armenian delegation. All potential participants, including the Armenian Public Television, were informed of the guarantees given by Azerbaijani Prime Minister."