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02 November 2018 [17:27] - Today.Az
Maciej Lissowski, a citizen of Poland, head of Publicis Sp. z.o.o., addressed a letter to Azerbaijan’s Foreign Ministry requesting for removal of his name from the “List of Foreign Citizens who Illegally Visited the Occupied Territories of Azerbaijan”, Azerbaijan's Foreign Ministry said in a message.
In his letter Lissowski reaffirmed that he fully respects the sovereignty and territorial integrity of Azerbaijan within its internationally recognized borders, inter alia, the laws and regulations of Azerbaijan, and emphasized that his visit to the Azerbaijani territories through Armenia was not intentional and he was unaware about the consequences of this visit.
Furthermore, Lissowski highlighted that his visit to the Azerbaijani territories in no way served to the promotion of the illegal authorities established in these territories of Azerbaijan.
Expressing his apology to the government and people of Azerbaijan for an unauthorized visit, Lissowski noted that he will refrain from such visits in future and requested to remove his name from the “List of Foreign Citizens who Illegally Visited the Occupied Territories of Azerbaijan”, and to give an authorization for his visit to Azerbaijan.
Appeal by Maciej Lissowski was appropriately considered and the decision was made to remove his name from the mentioned list.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. As a result of the ensuing war, in 1992 Armenian armed forces occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.
The 1994 ceasefire agreement was followed by peace negotiations. Armenia has not yet implemented four UN Security Council resolutions on withdrawal of its armed forces from the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding districts.