Baku, June 9, AZERTAC
A citizen of the Republic of Lithuania, deputy chairman of the Union of Journalists of Lithuania, editor of “Alkas” internet portal Audrys Antanaitis addressed to the Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan in the Republic of Lithuania requesting for removal of his name from the “List of foreign citizens illegally visited the occupied territories of the Republic of Azerbaijan occupied by Armenia”.
Audrys Antanaitis has appealed to the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry to exclude his name from the list.
In his letter confessing that he paid an illegal and intentional visit to the occupied territories of Azerbaijan by Armenia along with cameraman Arunas Sartanavichyus on May 7-10 without notifying the Azerbaijani side in advance, Audrys Antanaitis expressed his apology to the government and people of Azerbaijan for his unauthorized visit to the occupied territories of Azerbaijan.
Expressing regret for their one-sided reports on the occupied territories of Azerbaijan, Audrys Antanaitis indicated his intention to visit Azerbaijan in order to deliver to the Lithuanian society more accurate and objective information about Azerbaijan, as well as the conflict.
After consideration of the Lithuanian journalist’s appeal, his name was excluded from the list of undesirable people of the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry.