STEPANAKERT (Armradio) — Former US ambassador to Armenia John Evans will be blacklisted by Azerbaijan for visiting Nagorno Karabakh, Hikmat Hajiyev, spokesman for the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday, Azeri media report.

John Evans is visiting Nagorno Karabakh in his capacity as Adviser to the Board of Directors of the Children of Armenia Fund (COAF).

On 29 June Artsakh Republic President Bako Sahakyan met with the delegation headed Garo Armen and ambassador Evans.

Issues related to the realization of various programs in Artsakh were on the agenda of the meeting.

President Sahakyan noted that the COAF’s activity substantially contributed to children’s patriotic upbringing as well as development of the countryside adding that Artsakh was interested in expanding cooperation with the organization.

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