Baku-APA. In Geneva, Permanent Mission of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the United Nations and other international organizations participated in the "Annual Bazaar", organized by the United Nations, APA reports.
The "Annual Bazaar" is held every year at the "Palais des Nations" in Geneva. The aim of the event is to promote the art, culture, cuisine and customs of different countries, making contribution to the charity foundation established to help children living in different parts of the world.
The national culture, material and cultural heritage, art and customs of the country were reflected on the stand of Azerbaijan in the"Annual Bazaar". Participants of the event were handed out books, magazines, maps, and other materials about the tourism potential of Azerbaijan.
Despite the fact that the event was humanitarian in nature, Armenian permanent mission attempted to demonstrate items on the Nagorno-Karabakh region as well as Shusha city of Azerbaijan, made by Armenian authors in "Annual Bazaar". These items are distorted Azerbaijan's territorial integrity, and the maps misleading participants on the territory of Azerbaijan Republic were presented.
Ambassador, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Azerbaijan to the United Nations and other international organizations in Geneva Murad Najafbayli before the opening of the"Annual Bazaar" informed the organizers on this issue and demanded to remove the maps and other publications, distorting the territorial integrity of Azerbaijan and misleading information and containing political aspects, from the stand and publications of Armenia. After Azerbaijani side’s request, the UN representatives visited Armenia’s stand and asked the Permanent Mission of Armenia immediately suspend the demonstration of these materials. After that, the materials have been removed from the stand of Armenia. UN officials thanked the Azerbaijani side for information on unpleasant case and promised to to prevent the recurrence of similar cases.
At the end of the event, on behalf of the Government of the Republic of Azerbaijan financial means have been transferred to the relevant charity foundation of the UN. These funds will be used to implement various projects for children who are in poor conditions in various parts of the world.
The Next "Annual Bazaar" is planned in November 2013.