Although the Azerbaijani Ministry of Foreign Affairs has regularly warned all the foreign nationals to refrain themselves from travelling to the occupied territories in and around the Nagorno-Karabakh region of the Republic of Azerbaijan, the number of foreign officials, journalists, and musicians paying illegal visits to the occupied Azerbaijani lands show no signs of abating. Even the figures representing the legislative branches of certain states do not refrain from visiting the occupied territories. Recently the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry has summoned Portugal’s Charge d’ Affaires over the illegal visit of Portuguese parliamentarian Rubina Berardo to the Azerbaijani territories occupied by Armenia. In addition, a few days later, Canadian parliamentarian Tony Clement paid an illegal visit to Nagorno-Karabakh with the direct assistance of the Canadian bureau of the Armenian National Committee and the Armenian lobby. Azerbaijani MFA has denounced this visit either and characterized this act as another Armenian provocation. This list can further be expanded. Almost in every cases, the Azerbaijani side faces with the same reply: visits to Nagorno-Karabakh …..
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