France’s accusations against Azerbaijan made it impossible for France to participate in the peace process between Baku and Yerevan, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev said at an international conference in Baku on November 25.
He stated that less than a week after the meeting in Prague with the participation of Armenia, Azerbaijan, France and the European Council, French President Emmanuel Macron made false accusations against Baku. After that, the Senate of France adopted an anti-Azerbaijani resolution.
Then the French National Assembly passed another resolution against Baku, and after that Paris tried to accuse Baku through the summit of the International Organization of the Francophonie, Aliyev noted.
“Considering all this, it is clear that France cannot take part in the peace process,” he concluded.
The Azerbaijani leader stressed that unlike France, the other mediators in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict settlement, the US and Russia, have never taken sides at the official level.
Aliyev also reported on Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan’s statement expressing his willingness to participate in the upcoming meeting in Brussels on December 7 only with Macron’s participation. “Of course, this will not happen,” he said.
Aliyev, Pashinian, Macron and European Council President Charles Michel met in Prague in October to discuss the peace process between Baku and Yerevan. According to Aliyev, this meeting gave “an impetus to the peace process”.
Earlier, the Senate of France proposed that the government impose sanctions against Azerbaijan and require Baku to “immediately free the occupied territories of Armenia“.
Source: Rossa Primavera News Agency