BAKU (Armenpress)–Canada has included Azerbaijan on the list of countries where terrorists are being trained. Canadian authorities decided to check people with links to Azerbaijan and Azeri immigran’s traveling to Canada.
Canadian border guards have been instructed to check people with technical education and contacts from 16 countries–which are hotbeds of conflict–including Azerbaijan. People with a technical education who have links to Muslim countries will be interviewed on the border in order to assist the Canadian government in finding possible terrorists.
Border police are to pay particular attention to people with aviation experience or education–people undergoing courses for pilots of multi-engine aircraft–people with a technical or higher education in engineering–computer systems–chemistry and physics–scientists or technicians working in the nuclear energy–defense and communications sectors–nuclear and chemical specialists–as well as people employed by atomic scientific and research institutes–persons connected with enterprises producing chemical and biological weapons and other strategic sectors.
Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Vilayat Quliyev believes that there is nothing extraordinary in having Azeris checked on the Canadian border. He said that not only Azeris–but citizens of other countries go to Canada from Azerbaijan. The minister said that this was a decision adopted by a low-level official–and for this reason–Baku cannot officially express its opinion on the issue.