Azerbajian, Baku, Feb.6 / Trend M.Aliyev /
A delegation led by the Deputy Chairman of the France-Caucasus friendship group of the French Senate met with the members of the committee on International Relations and Inter-parliamentary Ties of the Azerbaijani Parliament on Monday, spokesman for the Parliament Akif Tevekkuloglu told Trend today.
While on a visit to Baku, Nathalie Goulet discussed Azerbaijani-French relations, including development of inter-parliamentary ties, Mr Tevekkuloglu said.
Special attention was paid to the law criminalizing the denial of the so-called "Armenian genocide" adopted by the French Senate.
The delegation includes senators Goulet, Sylvia Goy-Chavent, Jean-Marie Bockel, Herve Maurey, Andre Reichardt and Jeanny Lorgeoux. All senators in the delegation voted against this law.
The delegation also plans to meet with Chairman of Parliament Oqtay Asadov.
Previously on January 23, after an eight-hour debate, the French senate adopted the bill. Some 127 senators voted in favour, while 86 voted against.
The bill demands a years imprisonment and a fine of €45,000 for denying the so-called "genocide."
Armenia and the Armenian lobby claim that the predecessor of the Turkey - Ottoman Empire had committed the 1915 genocide against the Armenians living in Anadolu and have achieved recognition of the "Armenian Genocide" by the parliaments of several countries.