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Azerbaijani tourism ministry conducts activities to prevent change of toponyms in occupied territories

Business Materials 3 May 2011 20:14
Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Azerbaijan carries out activities aimed at preventing the change of toponyms in the territories occupied by Armenia, the head of the Ministry's administration Firudin Gurbanov said to a press conference on researches conducted within the online travel portal GoMap.az.
Azerbaijani tourism ministry conducts activities to prevent change of toponyms in occupied territories

Azerbaijan, Baku, May 3 /Trend, A.Akhundov/

Ministry of Culture and Tourism of Azerbaijan carries out activities aimed at preventing the change of toponyms in the territories occupied by Armenia, the head of the Ministry's administration Firudin Gurbanov said to a press conference on researches conducted within the online travel portal GoMap.az.

"The map will contain images of the occupied territories before and after the occupation," said Gurbanov.
He said in connection with this, the Tourism Ministry appeals to the population of the country to provide the team GoMap.az with photos of Shusha and other occupied cities in order to post them on the electronic map.

The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Armenian armed forces have occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan since 1992, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and 7 surrounding districts.
Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group - Russia, France, and the U.S. - are currently holding the peace negotiations.
Armenia has not yet implemented the U.N. Security Council's four resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.

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