ArmInfo. The Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry urges French colleagues not to yield to "disinformation and propaganda of Armenia and the Armenian lobby in France."
To make such a statement, the foreign policy department of Azerbaijan forced yesterday's statement of Paris regarding the statements of the President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev, where the latter expressed his claims to Yerevan.
The head of the press service Azerbaijani MFA Hikmet Hajiyev assured that France, which, together with other co-chairing countries for over 25 years, is engaged in the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, knows very well that the main reason for the tension in the region is the continuation of the "military occupation of Azerbaijani territories by Armenia."
Hajiyev did not fail to recall for the thousandth time the four resolutions of the UN Security Council and millions of internally displaced persons, forgetting that the entire population of the country according to official figures is just over 10 million. "The statement of the President of Azerbaijan on the return of Azerbaijanis to their" historical lands ", as it is enshrined in international documents and UN Security Council resolutions, is one of the important humanitarian principles of the conflict settlement process, "he assured. At the same time, Hajiyev expressed the conviction that France as a co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group and a permanent member of the UN Security Council and other co-chairs should seriously worry about Armenia's actions in Nagorno-Karabakh.
The representative of the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry also expressed concern over the establishment of ties between the regions of France and Artsakh, as well as the entry of NKR representatives into the territory of France, allegedly in violation of the provisions of the Schengen visa and the propaganda carried out by them.Taking advantage of this opportunity, Hajiyev touched upon the congratulatory message of Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the Karabakh movement, and called upon France to express concern over the ligature of the Armenian leader Monte Melkonyan (Monte "Avo" Melkonyan - National Hero of Armenia and the hero of Artsakh, active participant of the Karabakh war , one of the organizers and leaders of the Armenian forces in Nagorno-Karabakh ? editor?s notes). In the French Foreign Ministry, at a briefing on February 20, the request to express the attitude of Paris to the statement of the Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, where the latter expressed his claims to Yerevan, in particular, stated: "France is still fully committed to the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict We urge the parties to the conflict to work diligently in this direction, and to refrain from any statements or actions that could lead to aggravation of tension."