MONEYGRAM MONETARY TRANSFERS SYSTEM AGAIN ASSISTS TO NAGORNO KARABAKH SEPARATISTS EVEN MORE INTENSIVELY, THUS DECEIVING AZERBAIJAN
Nov 4 2008
After a definite interval one of the biggest monetary transfers
system MoneyGram resumed monetary transfers to Nagorno Karabakh and
intensified these transfers. Thus if three months ago the transfers
via MoneyGram system were possible in two banks of Nagorno Karabakh,
while now their number has risen to three – ArdshininvestBank,
ArmEconomBank and ArtsakhBank.
It should be noted that in late September of this year, deputy chairman
of the Azerbaijan Central Bank Vache Gabrielyan noted that the system
of monetary transfers MoneyGram does not set any restrictions and
provides its services in all affiliates of Armenian banks in Armenia
and Nagorno Karabakh.
At the same time, Western Union’s activity was prohibited in Armenia
due to the principal option of this system. WesternUnion does not
cooperate with Nagorno Karabakh separatists anymore to its honor
In the light of the recent events, we again call on the National Bank
of Azerbaijan, that always gave a timely response to such facts, to
interfere with the situation and prohibit the activity of MoneyGram
We are confident that the actions of the National Bank will be fast
and precise for it is not a secret that by such actions MoneyGram
violated all international norms and principles and, by resuming
monetary transfers to Nagorno Karabakh, it displayed a complete
disrespect towards our country.
We would like to say with regret that during the last ban of
the activity of MoneyGram in Azerbaijan, some local post offices
continued monetary transfers by this system, ignoring instructions
of the National Bank.