Date: 1 December 2016 22:46
Baku, December 1, AZERTAC
A citizen of Austria, editor-in-chief of “Wiener-Zeitung” newspaper Thomas Seifert who made an illegal visit to the occupied territories of Azerbaijan addressed an official letter to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs asking not to put his name on the “List of Foreign citizens illegally visited to occupied territories of the Republic of Azerbaijan”.
In his letter Thomas Seifert reaffirmed his full respect for the territorial integrity and sovereignty of the Republic of Azerbaijan within its internationally recognized borders, and stressed that his visit to the occupied territories of Azerbaijan does not mean that he disrespects the sovereignty and territorial integrity of the Republic of Azerbaijan.
The Foreign Ministry considered the request and decided not to add Thomas Seifert to the persona non grata list.