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Azerbaijan removes Argentinean musician from “blacklist”

Baku, February 14, AZERTAC

A citizen of the Republic of Argentina, a member of the “Music for Peace”" project, musician Juan Manuel Domingez, addressed a letter to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs asking for removal of his name from the “List of foreign citizens who illegally visited the occupied territories of the Republic of Azerbaijan”, the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry said.

In his letter, Juan Manuel Dominguez noted that he traveled to Nagorno-Karabakh within the framework of the "Music for Peace" project in 2015 and was unaware of prohibition of traveling to that area without the consent of the Government of Azerbaijan, as well as the consequences of this visit. He underlined that this visit does not mean disrespect for the Republic of Azerbaijan and its people. Juan Manuel Domingez reaffirming his full respect to the laws of the Republic of Azerbaijan expressed his apology to the Government and people of Azerbaijan for an unauthorized visit to the occupied territories of Azerbaijan.

He also, noted that as a result of the conflict, more than one million Azerbaijanis have become refugees and internally displaced people and more than 20,000 people have lost their lives.

In this context, Juan Manuel Dominguez expressed the intention of the mentioned project to visit to Baku, especially to Jojug Marjanli village in order to organize master classes and perform charity concert programs for Azerbaijani refugees and IDPs.

Appeal by Juan Manuel Dominguez was considered and the decision was made to remove his name from the list.

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