ArmInfo. The Milli Majlis of Azerbaijan voiced a protest to the French Senate over the resolution on Nagorno-Karabakh adopted yesterday and called on the country's government to reconsider political and economic relations with Paris.
According to the Azerbaijani media, the Azerbaijani parliament also suggested that the government apply to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe to recall France from among the co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group.
Azerbaijani MPs called for recalling their ambassador from France and suspending the active Azerbaijan- France friendship group.
To note, yesterday, the French Senate, with 305 votes "for" and one against, adopted a resolution on the need to recognize the independence of Nagorno Karabakh, which was represented by 5 political factions.
The resolution, among other provisions, suggests the French government to recognize the Nagorno- Karabakh Republic; condemns the aggression of Azerbaijan against Artsakh with the participation of Turkey and foreign mercenaries, demanding the withdrawal of troops from the territories seized after September 27; also requires the government to make every effort to restore the negotiation process within the framework of the OSCE Minsk Group, which will restore the borders from 1994, which in turn will ensure the safety of the Armenian population and the return of internally displaced persons, as well as protect the Armenian cultural and religious heritage. Pointing in the resolution to the Armenian pogroms in Baku, Sumgait, Kirovabad and Maragha, and referring to the reports of the Commission on Racism and Intolerance of the Council of Europe and the UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD)on Azerbaijan, it was pointed out that it is impossible for the Armenian population to live in Azerbaijan.
The adoption by the French Senate of this resolution was already welcomed by the Armenian Foreign Ministry, Artsakh Foreign Ministry, Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II, Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia Aram I, RA Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan.
Baku criticized this resolution, calling the document a piece of paper. And the Turkish Foreign Ministry called the decision of the French parliamentarians another "indicator of ignoring the elementary norms of international law and the principles of justice for the sake of domestic political interests."