Azerbaijan, Baku, Feb. 27 / Trend, S. Agayeva /
The National Assembly of France has started collecting signatures under a statement condemning yesterday's incident involving the beating of two Azerbaijanis in the Assembly building, Azerbaijani Ambassador to France Elchin Amirbekov told Trend on Wednesday.
The collection of signatures was organized by Azerbaijan's friends in the Assembly.
"We are currently seeking an evaluation of the incident by both Parliament and the executive power," he said.
Medical examination of victims has been completed and work is underway on drawing up a claim for the initiation of criminal proceedings.
The diplomat said Azerbaijan will not restrain itself in assuring that those responsible are brought to justice.
The Embassy also expects an official response of the French Foreign Ministry.
"I believe we will receive it tomorrow," the diplomat said.
The Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry has condemned the violence against Azerbaijani citizens in France and hopes relevant authorities will take action on this issue and that the country's law enforcement agencies will promptly investigate the crime and bring culprits to justice, a statement of Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry said on Wednesday.
Two Azerbaijanis - Head of the House of Azerbaijan Mirvari Fataliyeva and Vusal Huseynov were beaten by representatives of the Armenian community of the French National Assembly during an event titled '25 years after Sumgait: the present situation and future prospects for the people of Nagorno-Karabakh', organized by the Armenian community in France.
The Azerbaijani Embassy sent a note of protest to the French Foreign Ministry over the beating of the two Azerbaijanis in the building of National Assembly in Paris, the Embassy told Trend.
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