ArmInfo.On October 27, RA Foreign Minister Zohrab Mnatsakanyan received a delegation of the deputies of the French National Assembly. The press service of the RA MFA reports.
Welcoming the guests, the minister highly appreciated the visit of the French legislators, the solidarity shown during this period with the Armenians of Artsakh.
The French MPs shared their impressions of the meetings with high-ranking officials of Armenia and Artsakh.
The meeting focused on the situation resulting from the aggression unleashed by Azerbaijan in the zone of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Zohrab Mnatsakanyan drew the guests' attention to gross violations of international humanitarian law by the Azerbaijani armed forces, numerous war crimes, emphasizing, among other things, deliberate attacks on civilians, civilian infrastructure, and humiliating treatment of prisoners of war. Referring to the growing negative activity of Turkey in the region, which is reflected in its direct military-technical assistance to Azerbaijan and the deployment of foreign armed terrorists in the conflict zone, the minister stressed that such behavior is not only a direct threat to the existing security of the people of Artsakh, but also to regional security and stability. In this context, Zohrab Mnatsakanyan highly appreciated the efforts of the representatives of the French legislative body to condemn the Turkish- Azerbaijani aggression and stressed the importance of recognizing the realization of the right of the people of Artsakh to self-determination. The parties stressed the need for the unconditional implementation of the agreements reached on an immediate ceasefire in the zone of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict.