Baku. 11 January. REPORT.AZ/ Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) commented on inclusion of Azerbaijan by US on the list of countries with risk of terrorist attacks.
Spokesperson of MFA Hikmat Hajiyev told Report that Azerbaijan strongly denounces and condemns all forms and manifestations of terrorism: While flow of tourists to Azerbaijan increased by 24% in recent years, the number of foreign citizens visiting our country exceeded 2.7 million people, Azerbaijan hosted 1st European Games, IV Islamic Solidarity Games, Formula 1 racing, intercultural and interreligious dialogue forums, other high-level political, economic, sport and cultural events, including meetings between Chief of Staffs of Russia and US, also meeting between head of NATO military committee and Chief of the General Staff of Russia, such statement of U.S Department of State is very surprising.
MFA official stressed that hosting the mentioned major events in Azerbaijan along with other factors, also are related with existing stability, safety and high level of public order in the country: “Excluding Azerbaijani territories occupied by Armenian armed forces, Azerbaijani government completely controls the safety and operative situation in the country. Continuation of occupation of Azerbaijani territories by Armenia remains the main threat for regional peace and security.”