YEREVAN, September 19. /ARKA/. The National Competitiveness Foundation of Armenia (NCFA) said in the period of September 17th and the night of September 18th, the Armenia and Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) booth at the Top Resa 2012 International Travel Market in Paris was damaged and the target were Karabakh posters.
It said upon learning of the occurrence, the representatives of the Armenian Embassy in France along with the NCFA delegation brought it to the attention of the governing authorities of the exhibition and the incident was recorded.
The organizers of the exhibition reported that they had received complaints from Azerbaijani embassy in France regarding the participation of Artsakh at Top Resa.
As per the request of the Armenian representatives, a heightened security detail was enforced at the Armenia and Artsakh booth.
The booth is entirely restored to its previous condition and all the information on Artsakh is now widely accessible. At this moment, the exhibition is going forward according to the initial organizational intent, and the Armenian booth is receiving high-level attention from attendees and participants.
The National Competitiveness Foundation of Armenia, along with representatives from the Nagorno Karabagh Republic and in cooperation with Armenian travel agencies, are representing Armenia and Artaskh at “Top Resa 2012” annual International Travel Market which is taking place in Paris from 18th until the 21st of September.
It is worthwhile mentioning that this is the first year in the history of participation in international tourism exhibitions that Armenia and Nagorno Karabagh are represented in one booth.
Furthermore, Armenia’s and Artsakh’s rich cultural, historical, and Christian heritages are presented in newly developed and fully redesigned travel guides and maps.
The National Competitiveness Foundation of Armenia is an independent entity founded through a partnership between the Government of Armenia and a group of leading representatives of the private sector. The mandate of the Foundation is to achieve breakthrough development toward national competitiveness in key areas of economic activity. Through public-private partnerships the Foundation mobilizes strategic investments and implements programs vitally important for Republic of Armenia. -0-