Marat Terterov: Armenia’s long term security will be better served by strengthening economic security, rather than defining national security on the basis of the Tsarist Russian catch-cry “armiya i flot”
During the period of September 20th and 23rd at JATA International Tourism Forum, taking place in Tokyo, the Azerbaijani delegation attempted to distribute a large amount of materials of anti-Armenian propaganda amongst the participants and visitors. The delegation of National Competitiveness Foundation of Armenia requested the organizers of the exhibition to address the Azeri provocation and eradicate the offensive materials. The JATA authorities responded promptly and the Azeri materials were removed from the exhibition.
The efforts of Azerbaijan, in using international tourism platforms for spreading of anti-Armenian propaganda, were once again nipped in the bud in the face of our vigilant counteraction.
Note that a few days ago, the Armenia and Artsakh booth at the Top Resa 2012 International Travel Market suffered damage which was especially targeted at NKR posters. The Azerbaijani side had complained about the participation of Artsakh at the exhibition. Despite all this, the booth was entirely restored to its previous condition and all the information on NKR was widely accessible.