Ja­panese blog­ger apol­o­gizes for il­le­gal visit to oc­cu­pied lands

Azer News - - Karabakh Conflict - By La­man Is­may­ilova

aku has re­moved an­other for­eigner from its list of un­de­sir­able per­sons fol­low­ing an of­fi­cial ap­peal, said the For­eign Min­istry.

A Ja­panese cit­i­zen, in­de­pen­dent blog­ger Nat­sumi Daizen ad­dressed an of­fi­cial let­ter to the Azer­bai­jani em­bassy in Ja­pan, in which she asked to re­move her name from the For­eign Min­istry’s list of peo­ple de­clared per­sonae non gratae.

In her let­ter, the blog­ger reaf­firmed her full re­spect to the ter­ri­to­rial in­tegrity and sovereignty of Azer­bai­jan within its in­ter­na­tion­ally rec­og­nized bor­ders.

Nat­sumi Daizen also stated that she vis­ited the oc­cu­pied Azer­bai­jani ter­ri­to­ries as she was un­in­formed about the il­le­gal­ity of such a visit.

She apol­o­gized to the peo­ple of Azer­bai­jan and noted that her visit in no way served for the pro­mo­tion of the il­le­gal regime cre­ated in the oc­cu­pied Azer­bai­jani lands.

The blog­ger’s ap­peal was con­sid­ered and it was de­cided to ex­clude her from the For­eign Min­istry’s ‘Black list’.

Vis­its to Nagorno-Karabakh and other Ar­me­nian-oc­cu­pied re­gions of Azer­bai­jan, un­co­or­di­nated with the Azer­bai­jani side, are deemed il­le­gal and the names of the vis­i­tors are in­cluded in the Azer­bai­jani For­eign Min­istry’s list of peo­ple de­clared per­sonae non gratae.

Azer­bai­jan and Ar­me­nia for over two decades have been locked in con­flict, which emerged over Ar­me­nian ter­ri­to­rial claims. Since the 1990s war, Ar­me­nian armed forces have oc­cu­pied over 20 per­cent of Azer­bai­jan's in­ter­na­tion­ally rec­og­nized ter­ri­tory, in­clud­ing Nagorno-Karabakh and seven ad­ja­cent re­gions. The UN Se­cu­rity Coun­cil has adopted four res­o­lu­tions on Ar­me­nian with­drawal, but they have not been en­forced to this day.

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