LOS ANGELES (APA)—Azerbaijan’s Consul General to Los Angeles, Elin Suleymanov, has complained to the Los Angeles Times for including Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh in the Los Angeles Times Travel and Adventure Show set for February 13, the Azeri Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday.
The Los Angeles event is the largest travel show in the US. The tourism offices of Armenia and Karabakh will share a large “Welcome to Armenia” booth in the Exhibition Hall of the Travel Show, which organizers estimate will be seen by as many as 50,000 people over the course of the two-day show.
According to Ministry spokesperson Elkhan Polukhov, Suleymanov wrote a letter to the LA Times protesting that the exhibition referred to the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic as part of Armenia. The Consul General said it was unacceptable for the newspaper to invite Nagorno Karabakh because it is “an integral part of Azerbaijan.”
Azeri-Americans have also written the LA Times, calling on the newspaper to” respect international law, which recognizes Nagorno-Karabakh as part of Azerbaijan,” Azerbaijan’s state-run APA news agency said.