Ministry of Foreign Affairs of France. Photo:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ministry_of_Europe_and_Foreign_Affairs

27 November 2020, 14:13

France accepts Azerbaijan's claims on Nagorno-Karabakh's status

On November 26, the Azerbaijani Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) handed a note of protest to the French Ambassador in connection with the French Senate's resolution on the need to recognize the independence of Nagorno-Karabakh. France still does not recognize Nagorno-Karabakh as a republic, the MFA has assured.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that on November 25, after the termination of hostilities, the French Senate adopted a resolution on the need to recognize Nagorno-Karabakh. After that, the Azerbaijani Parliament called to exclude France from the OSCE (Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe).

On November 26, Zachary Gross, the French Ambassador to Baku, was summoned to the Azerbaijani MFA, where he was handed a note of protest in connection with the adoption by the French Senate of the resolution "On the need to recognize the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic". A resolute protest was expressed to the Ambassador in connection with the contradiction of the Senate's resolution to the norms and principles of the international law, the UN Charter, and the Helsinki Final Act. The French Ambassador has noted that the position of official Baku will be brought to the attention of Paris, says the message posted on the website of the Azerbaijani MFA, which was translated by the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent.

The French MFA has responded with a statement, which said that "Paris does not recognize the self-proclaimed Nagorno-Karabakh Republic." "On November 25, the Senate adopted a resolution calling for the recognition by the French authorities of the self-proclaimed Nagorno-Karabakh Republic. During the debate prior to the vote, Jean-Baptiste Lemoine, Secretary of State at the MFA, recalled the position of the French Government on this issue. France does not recognize the self-proclaimed Nagorno-Karabakh Republic," the TASS quoted the statement on November 26.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on November 27, 2020 at 11:06 am MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Author: Faik Medzhid; Source: CK correspondent

All news

January 28, 2021 14:46

  • Story of Derbent girl indicates legal gap in early marriage situation

    Early marriages in Northern Caucasus are promoted by parents' poverty; and family members usually bear no responsibility under the law in such situations, said Saida Sirazhudinova, the head of the "Caucasus. World. Development" Centre for Studying Global Issues of Modernity and Regional Problems.

January 28, 2021 14:42

January 28, 2021 11:28

January 28, 2021 11:25

January 28, 2021 11:23

  • Refugees in Nagorno-Karabakh ask to provide them with housing

    Nagorno-Karabakh authorities must first of all provide housing to those who lost their homes in the autumn hostilities of 2020, refugees believe. The local Ministry of Social Security has informed that out of 34,000 residents who had lost their homes, temporary housing has been found for about 8000.

News archive