Azerbaijan MFA urges French colleagues not to succumb to Armenian lobby

Azerbaijan MFA urges French colleagues not to succumb to Armenian lobby

Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 21


Azerbaijan's Foreign Ministry calls on French colleagues not to succumb to misinformation and propaganda of the Armenian lobby circles in Armenia and France, spokesman of Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry, Hikmat Hajiyev told Trend Feb. 21.

He was commenting on the recent statement of the French Foreign Ministry.

France, which together with other co-chair countries of the OSCE Minsk Group has been engaged in the settlement of the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict for over 25 years, knows very well that the continuation of the military occupation of Azerbaijani territories by Armenia is the main reason for the tensions in the region, he said.

Armenia committed ethnic cleansing against more than one million Azerbaijanis on its territory and in the occupied Azerbaijani lands, as a result of which in the early 1990s Azerbaijan experienced the greatest humanitarian tragedy since the World War II, he noted.

Armenia still hasn’t complied with the requirements of the relevant UN Security Council resolutions on the complete and unconditional withdrawal of troops from the occupied territories of Azerbaijan, the return of IDPs to their homelands, Hajiyev said.

The statement of the Azerbaijani president on the return of Azerbaijanis to their historical lands, as enshrined in international documents and UN Security Council resolutions, is one of the important humanitarian principles of the conflict settlement process, he noted.

France, as a co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group and a permanent member of the UN Security Council, as well as other co-chairs of the group should be seriously concerned about the illegal actions of Armenia committed with the aim of annexing Azerbaijan’s occupied territories, changing the demographic composition of the territories, and destructing the material, cultural and religious heritage of the Azerbaijani people against the backdrop of negotiations on settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, Hajiyev added.

“In this regard, one of the most worrying moments is the establishment of ties between the regions of France and the illegal regime as opposed to the official statements of the French Foreign Ministry and the Interior Ministry and the status of France as a co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group, as well as the entry of representatives of the illegal regime into France, in violation of the provisions of the Schengen visa, and propaganda carried out by them,” Hajiyev said.

“We also call on France to pay attention to the congratulatory message of Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan, sent on Feb. 20 to the illegal regime in connection with the 30th anniversary of aggressive separatism in the Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan,” Hajiyev added.

“Sargsyan presents an illegal regime created as a result of terror against Azerbaijan, military aggression, bloody ethnic cleansing, war crimes and criminal acts against humanity as "a success" and calls for the annexation of the sovereign territories of Azerbaijan,” Hajiyev noted. “We believe that the situation when the Armenian president quotes the Armenian terrorist organization ASALA member and the international terrorist, Monte Melkonian, who has been involved in murder of innocent people in terrorist attacks in France as well, should seriously alarm France, which suffers from the international terrorism.”

The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. As a result of the ensuing war, in 1992 Armenian armed forces occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.

The 1994 ceasefire agreement was followed by peace negotiations. Armenia has not yet implemented four UN Security Council resolutions on withdrawal of its armed forces from the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding districts.

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