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 Wednesday, June 19 2024 12:13
Marianna Mkrtchyan

Official Baku`s reaction to military-technical cooperation between  Armenia and France is puzzling - Yerevan 

Official Baku`s reaction to military-technical cooperation between  Armenia and France is puzzling - Yerevan 

ArmInfo.The reaction of official Baku to military-technical cooperation between Armenia and France is puzzling. Any country has the sovereign right to have an army armed with combat and modern military equipment. This is stated in a statement by the Armenian Foreign Ministry, against the backdrop of yesterday's threats made from Baku.

The Armenian Foreign Ministry recalled that the Republic of Armenia  recognizes the territorial integrity and inviolability of the borders  of all its neighbors.

"Armenia and Azerbaijan have agreed at the highest level that they  recognize each other's territorial integrity and sovereignty based on  the 1991 Declaration of Alma-Ata. The Republic of Armenia adheres to  this principle and has no ambitions beyond its internationally  recognized territory of 29,743 square kilometers "The Republic of  Armenia has proven this approach in practice by demarcating four  villages in the Tavush region of the Republic of Armenia and the  Gazakh region of the Republic of Azerbaijan. We call on Azerbaijan to  put an end to the occupation of vital territories of more than 30  villages of the Republic of Armenia," the Armenian Foreign Ministry  said.

Official Yerevan also noted that Azerbaijan's practice of predicting  regional escalation at every opportunity makes one think and confirms  the analysis of a number of centers that Azerbaijan will do  everything to disrupt the process of concluding a peace agreement  with Armenia in order to start a new aggression against Armenia after  the COP29 summit in Baku in November 2024.

"We draw the attention of the international community to this, as  well as to the fact that official Yerevan's proposal to conclude a  peace agreement within 1 month remained unanswered by official Baku,"  the Armenian Foreign Ministry summed up.

On June 18, the Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan made threats  against Armenia against the backdrop of a message from the Minister  of the French Armed Forces, Sebastien Lecornu, about the signing of a  contract for the supply of French CAESAR self-propelled artillery  systems to the RA.

"The fact that, despite the warning from the Azerbaijani side, France  is supplying lethal and offensive artillery and other types of  weapons to Armenia is further evidence of France's provocative  activities in the South Caucasus region. The leadership of Armenia  and the dictatorship of Macron will bear full responsibility for the  creation of a new hotbed war in the South Caucasus," the Azerbaijani  Ministry of Defense cynically stated.

And this is against the backdrop of the fact that this year  Azerbaijan, despite assurances of commitment to peace, has increased  its defense budget and is actively importing weapons from Israel,  Turkey, Pakistan, Serbia and other European countries. Thus,  Azerbaijan imagined that now they would actively arm themselves, but  at the same time they would dictate to Armenia what is possible and  what is not.  

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