VIENNA, JULY 8 -- Albania accused Western embassies in Tirana today of delaying visas to some 6,000 people holed up in foreign missions there and seeking to leave the country, saying it had agreed to let them go West.

Western diplomats in Tirana, Albania's capital, said the situation today was calm, although about 600 police and Albanian troops had cordoned off the capital's diplomatic district to stem a flow of asylum-seekers that began last Monday and rocked the hard-line Communist government with unprecedented public dissent.

The Albanian news agency ATA, monitored in Vienna, reported that some diplomatic missions "have not made any move until now so that the citizens who wish {to travel can} be equipped with passport and respective visa to travel abroad.

"This is a stand with premeditation and certain aims to artificially create tensions and problems. It also arouses embarrassment and indignation in the public opinion," ATA said.

Albanian Foreign Minister Reis Malile reaffirmed in a message to French Foreign Minister Roland Dumas that "the Albanian citizens who are in the French Embassy in Tirana are free to go abroad and go to France," ATA said.

Albania's parliament on Saturday formalized an earlier government promise to grant passports to those who have gathered in the embassies. But Western diplomats had reported that the asylum-seekers have not responded because of a government demand that they leave the embassies to pick up their passports.

West German Foreign Minister Hans-Dietrich Genscher, whose embassy is flooded with about 3,000 refugees, said Bonn would admit Albanians who wished to go there, according to a West German television interview, monitored by the British Broadcasting Corp.

"The situation in our embassy and in the others has become unbearable," Genscher said. "Especially the hygiene conditions." {A baby girl was born last night in the West German compound, the Associated Press reported.}

Another 3,000 refugees are holed up in the Italian, French, Greek, Czechoslovak, Polish, Hungarian and Turkish missions.

United Nations Secretary General Javier Perez de Cuellar said today in Geneva that he had sent Swedish diplomat Staffan de Mistura to Albania to try to help solve the crisis.