Elchİn Ahmadov: France shows stance of passİve observer towards İllegal actİons
Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 24
The central government of France, although the co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group, shows a stance of passive observer towards illegal actions, Chairman of the Coordination Council of Azerbaijani Community of the Nagorno-Karabakh Region of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Professor Elchin Ahmadov said.
The Azerbaijani Community of the Nagorno-Karabakh Region of the Republic of Azerbaijan has made a statement on the illegal visit of the mayor of the French city Saint-Etienne to the Armenia-occupied territories.
Commenting on the statement, Professor Ahmadov said:
“According to the Armenian media, a Declaration of Friendship has been signed between the occupied Shusha city of Azerbaijan and French city of Saint-Etienne. To this end, the mayor of the city of Saint-Étienne is accompanied during this illegal visit by François Rochebloine, a person notoriously known for his bias position against Azerbaijan and acting under influence of the Armenian lobby in France.”
“The Azerbaijani community of the Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan strongly condemns the illegal visit of the mayor of French city of Saint-Etienne to the occupied territories of Azerbaijan and signing an illegal declaration of friendship with the occupied Shusha city and expresses its anger in this regard.”
“Despite the Circular instruction of the Minister of Foreign Affairs and the Minister of Internal Affairs of France, the mayors of some French cities illegally travel to the occupied territories of Azerbaijan under the influence of the Armenian lobby in France and sign various illegal documents with the cities under military occupation. Unfortunately, although being the co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group, the central government of France has shown a passive attitude in respect of such illegal acts and does not take effective steps."
"Such illegal steps of some mayors of the cities of France, including the city of Saint-Etienne, support and vindicate the Armenian aggression against Azerbaijan, the occupation of Azerbaijani territories and bloody ethnic cleansing against more than one million Azerbaijanis in the occupied territories,” Ahmadov said.