Foreign nationals visiting occupied Azerbaijani lands without permission of Azerbaijan do this for their own PR, Azerbaijani Presidential Administration Political Analysis and Information Provision Department Head Elnur Aslanov told journalists on Friday.
He noted that, looking at the list of these people, it is clear that it is the low and uncivilized people organizing various scandals for their own PR.
According to Aslanov, their visits do not contribute to the recognition of Nagorno-Karabakh.
"These people visit the occupied lands of Azerbaijan to meet its subjective and mercantile interests. We do not care. Our concern is that the countries do not impose sanctions on such citizens," he said.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Armenian armed forces have occupied 20 per cent of Azerbaijan since 1992, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.
Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, Russia, France and the U.S. are currently holding peace negotiations.
Armenia has not yet implemented the U.N. Security Council's four resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions./Trend/