Azeri Promise Security for Armenian Athletes

YEREVAN (Armenpress)–The government of Azerbaijan pledged to ensure the security of Armenian wrestlers who are schedule to participate in next Septembers world wrestling championship games in Baku, announced returning Armenian athletic delegation from Azerbaijan Monday At the request of Armenia, representatives of the International Olympic Committee, as well as independent journalists will be present at the event as observers to monitor the treatment of Armenia’s during the championship. Members of the Armenian delegation said a four-party agreement was signed by the Armenian and Azeri wrestling federations, the IOM and the International Wrestling Federation,. The government of Azerbaijan has pledged to secure the safety of Armenian athletes because otherwise it would damage to its international image, said a member of the Armenian delegation upon returning to Yerevan. The Armenian delegation had been transported to Baku confidentially from Tbilisi in neighboring Georgia by a plane and under tight security of special services. They did not pass through customs and other control at the Baku airport and lived in a hotel that was accommodating at that time only IOM representatives.-0-/39/


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