Swiss Ambassador to Armenia Lukas Gasser: Switzerland will try to contribute to a peaceful settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict without questioning the established formats such as the OSCE Minsk process
by Tatevik Shahunyan
Azerbaijan's Foreign Ministry has removed four foreigners from the list of the people, who have visited the Nagorno Karabakh Republic, APA said. A member of Russia's State Duma Alexei Mitrofanov, head of the Moscow office 'Voice of America' James Brook , Johns Hopkins University students Ivan Benovich and Nicholas Vondra are those 'happy' people that have been removed from the list of "persona non grata" after expressing their sincere regret for visiting Nagorno Karabakh.
They appealed to the government of Azerbaijan and expressed their remorse, after which their names were removed from the list of "persona non grata".
According to Vesti.az, Mitrofanov confirmed the fact of 'his sincere regret' and appealed for 'the wisdom and good will' of the Azerbaijani leadership. However, the Foreign Ministry of that country declared that the above people would be allowed to visit Azerbaijan only after their 'public apologies.' Azerbaijan has already blacklisted 300 prominent and well-known people who 'dared' to visit Nagorno Karabakh 'without permission of Baku.'