LONDON—Carrying Azerbaijani flags, Azerbaijani embassy representatives, accompanied by local Azeri immigrant residents, blocked the entrance to Artsakh’s pavilion at the World Travel Market trade show in London on Friday, Artsakh’s government press office told ArmInfo.
The Azeri representatives were promptly escorted out of the exhibition hall by security guards.
This is the second such stunt carried out by Azeris at the World Travel Market. Similar incidents have also occurred at other trade shows where Artsakh has been represented.
The Artsakh pavilion presented visitors with food and wine from Artsakh and various books about the country.
The World Travel market trade show opened on Monday, Nov. 3, and concluded Friday.
The National Competitiveness Foundation of Armenia (NCFA), along with five Armenian travel agencies, represented Armenia at the trade show this year, sharing a booth with Artsakh.
Azerbaijani diplomats attempted to have Artsakh excluded from the trade show, but were unsuccessful.
An estimated 5,000 international exhibitors representing 186 countries and regions and more than 50,000 global travel professionals took part in the exhibition.