Azerbaijan, Baku, March 1 / Trend S.Agayeva /
Azerbaijan demands to punish the people guilty of beating Azerbaijanis in Paris, Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry's spokesman Elman Abdullayev said at the briefing on Friday.
"The fact of beating of two Azerbaijanis is awful, the guilty should be punished," he said.
According to Abdullayev, the radical Armenian diaspora initiated the incident and the incident evidences that they do not abandon their aggressive methods.
"These actions testify fist of all the lack of respect for the laws of France. We believe that the guilty will be brought to justice," Abdullayev said.
The two Azerbaijanis - Head of the House of Azerbaijan Mirvari Fataliyeva and Vusal Huseynov were beaten by representatives of the Armenian community at 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 and a letter to the president of the country's National Assembly in connection with the incident.
The Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry recently issued a statement condemning the violence against Azerbaijani citizens in France and expressing hope that 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.
The parliamentary group of friendship of the National Assembly of France with Azerbaijan condemned the incident involving the beating of two Azerbaijanis in Paris.
French Foreign Ministry condemned the act of violence that took place on Tuesday in the National Assembly of the country, resulting in beating of two Azerbaijanis.